You can use your registry or EHR data to build an Improvement in Medical Practice project customized to your unique practice focus, setting, or patient population. To generate ideas for your project, browse the library of succesful recent diplomate-submitted projects below.
|Increasing Tobacco Use Counseling
||This project focused on increasing the rate at which tobacco use counseling was provided to patients (within a mostly Medicare-age population), particularly those with ARMD. In July 2017, just 2.7% of patients received tobacco use counseling. After the implementation of a systematic checklist prompting staff to ask about patient tobacco use, that percentage increased to 94.09% by the end of 2017.
|Increasing Attendance for Outpatient Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Screening Examinations
||This project was designed to increase the patient attendance rate for outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening exams. Following the plan’s interventions, which included the creation of new patient education materials and a new scheduling process, attendance rate for the first ROP screening jumped from 42% to 81%, a statistically significant increase (p < 0.01).
||Retinopathy of Prematurity follow-up