Practice Improvement Checklist

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Practice Improvement Checklists

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The following key concepts listed in this practice improvement checklist are central to any high-functioning primary care practice.

Access and Continuity

□    Give physicians and other provider staff 24/7 access to medical charts.
□    Empanel your patient population.
□    Allow patients to select their personal physician(s).

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Planned Care and Population Health

□    Understand the basics of team-based care.
□    Define team member roles for team-based care.
□    Train and cross-train staff on team-based care.

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Care Management

□    Assess the medical needs of your patient population and your practice’s readiness to address these needs.
□    Learn about risk-stratified care management.
□    Investigate various models for providing care management in your practice.

Practice Improvement Checklists

Get guidance for your practice, regardless of where you are on the transformation spectrum.

Access all three checklists in one document.

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Patient and Caregiver Engagement

□    Assess patient population for culture, language, barriers, and psychosocial needs.
□    Conduct patient satisfaction surveys and act on the results.
□    Establish a care plan template and process for including patients as active participants in the care team.


Comprehensiveness and Coordination

□    Create a team to oversee care transitions.
□    Determine the approach and processes your practice will use to monitor and follow-up with transitions of care.
□    Build relationships with community resources.


Quality Improvement

□    Learn about the basic principles of QI.
□    Learn about patient safety basics and assess your practice.
□    Form a team to implement continuous quality improvement.

AAFP TIPS™

Transform your practive with AAFP TIPS™, providing ready-to-use resources to help you make small changes that yield big results.