The purpose of ABFM’s Performance Improvement (PI) activities is to help you identify an improvement opportunity, implement a change in care delivery and measure the impact of that change. Demonstration of high-quality patient care includes your ability to identify performance gaps, design an improvement intervention to address the gap(s), and reassess to see if your intervention was effective.  


HOW DO I START MY PI ACTIVITY?

To begin a new PI activity, resume an in-progress PI activity or to review the complete list of available PI activities, please log into your Physician Portfolio and select Performance Improvement Activities. 


PI ACTIVITY POINTS

To meet your requirements for Resident Certification Entry you will need to complete a total of 50 activity points, which include minimum of one Performance Improvement (PI) activity.    

There are a variety of Performance Improvement (PI) activities that have been developed by ABFM as well as external providers.  Completing any of these activities will provide you 20 activity points towards your overall 50-point activity requirement; specifically, designated activities are necessary to fulfill your minimum of one PI activity requirement.


COMPLETE THESE ACTIVITIES FOR 20 ACTIVITY POINTS & PI CREDIT

When you successfully complete any of the following activities, you will earn 20 activity points towards your overall 50-point activity requirement and also fulfill your PI requirement.

ABFM-DEVELOPED PI ACTIVITY

  • The ABFM-developed Performance Improvement (PI) activity platform presents a broad range of measures and resources for you to develop individual performance improvement interventions. Organized by Chronic Care Model categories, this activity is available in a number of topic areas to fit your practice setting and can be completed individually or in a small group of family physicians. It also provides feedback regarding performance compared with your peers. 

RESIDENCY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (RESPIP)

  • If you are a resident or faculty member, the Residency Performance Improvement Program (ResPIP) allows you to receive PI activity credit for meaningful participation in customized clinical performance improvement projects with family medicine residents or residency faculty in your Residency Teaching Practice.  For more detailed information visit the Residency Performance Improvement Program section of the ABFM website.   

Reviewing practice data and identifying a gap in care or clinical processes that you wish to improve engaging in planning and execution of your performance improvement project, actively participate in implementing change in your practice setting that are designed to improve your quality of care for patients, review and analyze your post-intervention data to assess the impact on care delivery and outcomes  and actively collaborate with your peers where applicable.


MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION

Through demonstrating meaningful participation in Performance Improvement (PI) you will gain the most benefit.  ABFM defines meaningful participation as the following:

  • Reviewing practice data and identifying a gap in care or clinical processes that you wish to improve
  • Engaging in planning and execution of your performance improvement project
  • Actively participate in implementing change in your practice setting that is designed to improve your quality of care for patients
  • Review and analyze your post-intervention data to assess the impact on care delivery and outcomes
  • Actively collaborate with your peers where applicable