• METRIC® Hypertension

    A Performance Improvement Activities Solution


    The METRIC Performance Improvement Activity program will be eliminated on December 31, 2022. All modules, and the data, will be inaccessible after this date.

    Purchasing a module is no longer available. Those who have purchased a module must complete it by December 31, 2022. 

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    Up to one-third of your adult patients may be experiencing hypertension. Identify changes that can improve the lives of your patients and your practice through this module. But what changes can you make to improve outcomes? METRIC aims to help you identify changes—big or small—in your practice that will make life better for your patients who have hypertension and for you.

    Identify changes that will improve the lives of your hypertensive patients, and your practice, through this METRIC hypertension module. It takes you step by step through a performance improvement project aimed at improving patient hypertension care. This program uses your own patient data to evaluate your current quality of patient care and to compare with your peers. It helps you develop an action plan and offers tips, templates and resources to implement that plan, then measures the improvement to patient outcomes. Access to this online performance improvement program is available from any computer and allows you to work individually at your own pace or with other physicians in a group. The program can be used in large quality improvement initiatives across multiple practice sites and METRIC program staff is available to create group data reports and provide other administrative group needs.

    METRIC is also a valuable tool for residency program tracking and quality improvement, eliminating project design time on your part. This program builds critical skills in practice-based learning and improvement, an ACGME requirement for residency programs.

    Depending on the amount of time available to participate within the activity, the process can take on average from 40 days to 3 months. To meet the ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement, it must be completed within 12 months.

    About this Module

    • Easy to follow, step by step performance improvement program 
    • Designed for physicians in office-based family medicine practices
    • Individual or group participation (CME credits awarded on an individual basis)
    • Confidential data collection
    • Links to additional resources, evidence-based guidelines, and quality improvement methodologies
    • Approved by the ABFM as an alternative program to fulfill a Performance Improvement Activity

    Computer Requirements

    • Latest version of FirefoxSafari, or Chrome on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets for online version.
    • Latest version of Adobe Reader.
    • High-speed broadband connection required for online version.

    CME Credit

    The AAFP has reviewed METRIC: Hypertension Improving Patient Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 20 Performance Improvement AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/01/2020 to 12/31/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Performance Improvement for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 20 Performance Improvement points in the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification program.

    Completion of the assessment is required in order to claim CME credit.

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