The first step in quality improvement is to assess the current health care system to find out what is working and what is not. With this information, IPC sites can move forward to make key improvement changes. These assessment and change tools provide an overview of what is involved in quality improvement work.
Health Care System Assessments—The Greenbooks are comprehensive guides to help assess your medical practice and offers strategies for improving it. The Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (ACIC) survey helps health care organizations and providers move toward state-of-the-art chronic disease management.
Key Improvement Changes—Over the past several years, the IPC sites have worked together to identify the set and the sequence of changes to help reshape their systems of care.