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Supporting Pediatricians to Improve Patient Care
CHF improvement programs are designed to serve multiple needs in pediatric practices. Improving patient care is the foundational aim of all CHF programs. And to foster sustainability, programs also offer workflow improvements and/or performance reporting that serve other needs including: MOC, NCQA, Meaningful Use and Medical Home certification standards.
Participation in the Children’s Health Foundation offers pediatric providers and practices access to tested/proven strategies, tools and workflows. CHF brings meaningful improvement programs to the grass-roots level by engaging pediatricians and their practice personnel in the development of practical implementation approaches and tools. This includes performance reporting that meets MOC, NCQA, Meaningful Use and Medical Home certification standards. Key programs include:
- Approach and tools to track missed immunization opportunities and a plan to increase childhood immunization rates.
- Approach, tools and web-based pediatric asthma registry to document asthma care encounters and track clinical intervention measures based on the evidence-based NIH Asthma guidelines. Real-time data and workflow improvement plans enable improved pediatric asthma care management.
- Approach and tools to systematically assess patient and family factors which drive the need for patient-centered care coordination services. Reports inform pediatric practices about their pediatric population and enable operational and care delivery workflow improvement plans.
- Collaborative learning environment, training programs and multi-disciplinary pediatric provider forums to spread approaches and tools for implementation of the pediaric medical home and care management/team-based care.
CHF supports pediatricians in Maintenance of Certification (MOC Part 4). Participation in any of our American Board of Pediatrics approved Established Quality Improvement Projects allows the Children’s Health Foundation to proactively manage your MOC Part 4 submission and attestation cycles.
Opportunity to achieve results that distinguish the quality of your pediatric care and provide market advantage. For example current participants achieved:
- In one year, twenty-eight pediatric practices improved asthma care through achieving an average of:
- 213% increase in children receiving an asthma action plan
- 124 % increase in children attending an “asthma well visit”
- 187% increase in children receiving spirometry testing
- In one year, twenty-eight pediatric practices achieved childhood immunization rates an average of 16% higher than their state average.
Ability to collaborate with other pediatric providers in developing and testing new programs to improve pediatric care delivery. For example: participating pediatric provider volunteers, alongside nurse and medical staff from twenty pediatric practices, currently participate in the CHF Pediatric Care Management Improvement Collaborative to share and develop implementation strategies and to participate in the design of a registry for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
Access to process improvement coaching and analytical support. Children’s Health Foundation staff are positioned to facilitate improvement initiatives and to champion the administrative and development work necessary to advance the work quickly. CHF staff include a highly skilled and selective set of roles: medical director, process engineer, quality manager, health data and systems analyst, and executive director. Experienced CHF staff offer guidance, facilitation and analytical assistance allowing participants to benefit from specialized skills and resources not typically accessible in the medical office setting enabling practices to quickly develop solutions to care delivery challenges. CHF staff work directly with practice managers, physicians and staff champions to tailor tools, deliver education, troubleshoot and provide data/information analysis and support.