Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director September 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM
The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation has awarded a second grant to the NPA to carry on its Good Stewardship project. The first phase of the project, funded by a grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, enabled the NPA to develop a “Top 5″ list of evidence-based, quality-improving, resource-sparing activities that could be incorporated into the routine practice of primary care providers in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
The second phase of the project will provide proof of concept by actually implementing the “Top 5” recommendations in actual practice.
The NPA is looking to recruit primary care practices as demonstration sites for the second phase of the “Good Stewardship” project.
Primary care practices selected to be demonstration sites will put the “Top 5” lists into practice and become showcases for other practices to emulate. Practices must agree to participate in training sessions to acquire the appropriate set of communication skills. Practices must have in place clinical record-keeping systems, such as electronic health records, that would enable the project staff to evaluate pre- and post-intervention clinical decision-making in those clinical encounters. Selected practices will receive $1,000 to defray the costs of on-site data collection and reporting.
Contact Dr. Steve Smith at Stephen_R_Smith@brown.edu if you are interested in having your practice established as a demonstration site.