Using Performance Data to Improve Physician Practices


Only a small percentage of U.S. physicians are believed to be collecting data to assess their performance, and even fewer are using data toward improvement. As the first phase of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's five-year, $1.5 million 'Putting Quality into Practice' initiative, this project will foster doctors' use of data to improve clinical performance and to guide certifying boards and accreditation organizations in the development of standards for evaluating physicians. Project staff will identify physicians in small group practices who are successfully using data regarding their own performance as a tool to improve quality. They will then develop a compendium describing the actions of 50 physicians who have adopted performance measurement in their practices. The compendium-to be widely disseminated to doctors-will provide details on specific actions taken, motivations, barriers encountered, solutions designed, and the value of performance tracking and performance-based improvements. The ABIM Foundation would provide cofunding for all phases.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Wolfson, M.H.S.A.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 11, 2002

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