Developmental Screening Learning Collaborative

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Screen. Connect. Follow Up. (Completed June 2016)

This Learning Collaborative helped practices discover how provide the best outcomes for patients by improving their developmental screening process.

Best Care for Kids, Arizona’s Improvement Partnership, designed Screen. Connect. Follow Up, a team-based learning collaborative focusing on increasing the developmental screening and referrals of children ages 0-3.

Screen. Connect. Follow Up (Dr. Peggy Stemmler, Project Manager) was sponsored by Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) and First Things First, as part of the work they are doing with their Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant.

Purpose
 to help Arizona practices learn easily from each other
 to help practices increase the rate of developmental screening and referrals, if needed, in children ages 0 – 3 years

Details
 based on The Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Breakthrough Series model
 short-term learning collaborative which ran from November 2015 through June 2016
 practice improvement teams worked through QI TeamSpace, an integrated, cloud-based tool to support collaborative health care quality improvement projects and shared learning experiences with teams from other practices
 practice improvement teams included at least 3 members: a physician champion, a member of the nursing staff, and a member of the front or back office administrative staff. Team members served as a liaison to the full practice staff.

Benefits of Participating
 improved the outcomes of their patients who may have developmental delays
 obtained Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 credits
 received hands-on coaching for your team
 gained access to QI TeamSpace, a state-of-the-art cloud-based tool designed to share information, track progress and give useful feedback on how practices were doing on their projects
 networked and learned from local Arizona experts and practices
 gained access to experts and tools in quality improvement to help make and sustain real practice change