Improving Performance in Practice

Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) is an ABMS Research and Education Foundation (REF) initiative that ties evidence-based national quality measures to the delivery of consistent high-quality primary care. Since its inception in 2006, IPIP has advanced quality care by creating models of practice support that have been emulated in primary care practices throughout the United States. In collaboration with primary care certifying boards (ABMS Member Boards) and specialty societies, REF designed and implemented this initiative that provides physicians in smaller practices with the tools, support, and coaching to help them assess their performance. Additionally, they can use their own practice data to compare their performance to others in their peer groups as benchmarks.