Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP)
IPIP ties evidence-based national quality measures to the delivery of consistent high-quality care. Tools, support, and coaching were provided to help physicians and practices assess their performance and work on improvement activities using their own practice data and comparisons to others in their peer groups as benchmarks.
Through the use of Quality Improvement (QI) methods—such as the PDSA cycle of plan, do, study, act—practices engaged in redesign activities that create efficiencies and improve care. This initiative seeks to align with other national QI initiatives and measures, such as:
- Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative
- Medical Home Projects
- National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Physician Practice Connection
Completed in 2010, the IPIP initiative received more than $7 million in funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Through additional collaborative efforts, the IPIP project encouraged federal and state governments, foundation and insurers in seven states to invest more than $30 million for practice improvement in their communities.