Baby step by baby step, walking the measurement talk – to better healthImagine the conversation. “Hey, my sweet baby, what do you think about putting your vaccination into the tablet here? That way the doctor will know that you have had your shots, and all your information will be in one spot.
AFHTO members have just released the 7th iteration of their performance measurement report, Data to Decisions 5.1. Voluntary participation in team-level measurement remains high. 90% of members have contributed so far, with over 60% in D2D 5.1. This makes D2D 5.1 a unique picture of primary care across the province, at the LHIN level, and (for the second time) at the sub-region level.
From the Patient Priorities Questionnaire, we learned a lot about what matters most to patients when it comes to their relationships and their primary care providers, but we want to dig deeper. We also want to hear from them about how we should find out, because we know many of them found the survey lengthy and tedious.
Today’s release of Data to Decisions (D2D) 4.1 contains early signals that variation in performance between teams is decreasing. Reducing variation is an important goal in quality improvement.
D2D 4.0: Follow-Up after Hospitalization and Support for Tracking Phone EncountersThe membership vote is in, and the Follow-Up after hospitalization Indicator has been recommended for inclusion in D2D 4.0 as new indicator with the following definition: % of patients for whom timely (within 48 hours) discharge notification was received (any condition) and had a follow up (by any mode, any clinician) within 7 days of discharge.
Today’s release of Data to Decisions (D2D) 3.0 demonstrates significant progress by family health teams and nurse practitioner-led clinics to advance manageable and meaningful measurement for improved patient care.