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Improving Performance in Practice

Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) aims to transform primary care by helping physicians adopt proven tools and systems that support the delivery of consistently high quality care to all patients all the time. IPIP is a national initiative available via state-and local-level agencies and implemented in primary care practices.
By participating in the IPIP collaborative practices will receive:

On-site training and coaching from an expert Quality Improvement Consultant (QIC) employed by Greensboro AHEC.

Structured, facilitated opportunities to share with and learn from other IPIP practices.

Dynamic, electronic reports reflecting clinical performance as measured by nationally-endorsed indicators based on data the practice provides each month. This data can be used to:

  • Track a practice's performance over time.
  • Compare results to other IPIP practices.
  • Meet requirements of MOC, NCQA, meaningful use and payer-based programs, etc.

Professional development for the entire practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in:

  • Disease Registries
  • Work Flow Analysis
  • Self-management support
  • Practice Redesign
  • Population-based Care Management
  • Team building
  • The Chronic Care Model
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Using Data to Drive Improvement
  • Systems Change

Data and guidance to meet national program requirements for:

  • HITECH Meaningful Use Incentive Payments
  • Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit
  • Category 1TM CME credit
  • NCQA Recognition Programs

We are partnering with Community Care of North Carolina networks (Partnership for Health Management based in Greensboro and Community Care of Central Carolina based in Chapel Hill). Practices are currently being recruited for participation in the program. Recruitment efforts have attracted a variety of practices, including private, community health centers, hospital-based and academic practices.

For more information, contact Jennifer Foreman at