• It’s Official: AAFP TIPS™ Is Now Free to Members

    Your Key to Making Small Changes That Yield Big Results

    February 2, 2021, 12:53 pm News Staff ― As busy as you’ve been this past year wrestling with ever-changing demands on your time and talents, you may not have realized that one of the Academy’s premier team-based practice enhancement tools ― AAFP TIPS™ ― is now available to members free of charge.

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    As a member benefit, AAFP TIPS joins a long list of tools, solutions and insights you can readily integrate into your daily work. Designed specifically for family medicine, AAFP TIPS resources make preparing your team for practice improvement faster and easier.

    Here are some of the benefits of using TIPS in your practice:

    • By using resources curated specifically for family medicine teams, you’ll save time researching practice improvement options.
    • You can easily share knowledge with your team and build competencies using interactive, mobile-friendly learning activities.
    • You’re able to implement improvements on your schedule and in ways that make sense for your practice using customizable, ready-to-use tools.
    • By using short, prepared slide decks with speaker notes to train your team and facilitate discussions during team meetings, you can maximize learning.

    Thanks to AAFP TIPS’ incremental approach to bringing meaningful change to your practice, small changes yield big results. Whether you’re an independent small practice owner or employed by a larger group practice or health system, TIPS topics represent a member value you can’t afford to ignore.

    Take a look at the TIPS topics you can explore:

    Standing Orders ― Launch a standing orders quality improvement project to boost clinical efficiency in your practice.
    Agenda Setting
    ― Prioritize patient and physician concerns to make the most of each visit.
    Team Documentation
    ― Empower team members to improve workflow efficiency by implementing team documentation. (This topic is scheduled to sunset after 9/30/21.)
    Quality Improvement
    ― Train your team to use the quality improvement process to enhance the care you provide.
    Clinical Data Registries
    ― Discover the benefits of using clinical data registries, and learn how to implement them in your practice. (This topic is scheduled to sunset after 12/31/21.)
    Continuity of Care
    ― Leverage the patient-physician relationship to reduce care fragmentation, promote patient safety and augment quality. (This topic is scheduled to sunset after 12/31/21.)
    ― Recognize the importance of patient panels and learn how to optimize and maintain them for physicians and care teams.

    Each topic encompasses two or more online learning courses, customizable slide decks and an array of downloadable tools to make the most of your team’s learning experience and pave the way to rapid implementation.

    In addition, most topics are currently eligible for CME credit, with more to come: Standing Orders, Quality Improvement and Empanelment are approved for 1 AAFP Prescribed credit; Agenda Setting and Team Documentation are approved for 2 Prescribed credits.