Practice Performance Reports
PPRNet offers Practice Level Performance Reports to aid practices in quality improvement initiatives. Reports are created from your de-identified data extracts. Depending on the size of your practice, data extracts can take a half hour for an initial or several minutes for a periodic extract to run. And yes, you can run your PPRNet data extract while you are running Patient Records. Your PPRNet Performance Report is created in a .pdf file format and placed in a password protected folder on the PPRNet web page.
Provider and Patient Level Reports (PLRs)
PLRs have several features designed to assist with population management and patient outreach. The first spreadsheet displays, for each quality indicator, a brief description, the number of eligible patients, the proportion of patients meeting indicator criterion and the number of patients not meeting indicator criterion. Each row is hyperlinked to the list of deidentified patients that do not meet indicator criterion. A master patient list displays approximately 70 columns (fields) from demographics, diagnosis, vital signs, lab tests, immunizations and medications.
Participation in PPRNet Quality Improvement Projects
Many PPRNet practices participate in quality improvement projects led by PPRNet investigators. Current and prior projects have been focused on improving cardiovascular disease outcomes, colorectal cancer screening, medication safety, and alcohol screening in PPRNet practices. Practices participating in these projects often receive site visits to help prioritize performance, better use the electronic medical record, involve all staff, and activate patients.
PPRNet holds an annual Network Meeting to further expand the knowledge of its users and to network their experiences with other PPRNet members. Network meetings offer between 12 and 15 CME credit hours to clinicians in topics covering PPRNet current and past research, evidence-based medicine and quality improvement tips from “Best Practices.”
Learn More About PPRNet
Click here to review a PPRNet introduction for new and prospective members. To request additional information, please contact us at PPRNet@musc.edu.