PHC Bright Futures Pediatrics Works Toward PCMH Recognition
Bright Futures implemented several quality improvement projects in 2016-2017. The practice worked to improve in the following areas:
- Focus on decreasing the number of patients overdue for HPV vaccination – Improved scores by 16.5%
- Focus on decreasing the number of patients who are overdue for their Well Child Visit.
- Decreased the number of patients who have not had their M-CHAT Screening. Improved scores by 6.74%
- Decreased the number of patients with only one M-CHAT complete – Improved scores by almost 4%
- Worked to get patients in to the clinic for follow up visits for ADHD/ADD – Improved scores by 5%
- Worked to get patients in to the clinic for follow up of obesity of patients with a BMI greater than 95% – Improved scores by 14%
- Implemented a campaign to decrease the number of patients who are overdue for their Meningococcal vaccinations.
- Focused on reviewing medications with patients.
- Focused on follow up after hospital admissions in an effort to keep children from have a less than 30 day readmission.
- Implemented a Care Coordination department staffed with nurses and a clinical team. Their role is to reach out to patients by phone in-between their visits to the office, working with patients to help them meet their health goals (lowering blood pressure, lowering blood sugar, increasing exercise, weight loss, etc.)
- Implemented Phreesia to improve check-in wait times.