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PPRNet - Primary (Care) Practices Research Network

"PPRNet has been a game changer for us on our quality journey.  We had been getting the quality reports quarterly and loved them but found we needed more.  We needed the ability to get that data monthly to help us facilitate a more proactive approach in care management.  After several failed attempts to get the data other ways, I was having a conversation during an onsite visit with PPRNet and was told, maybe there is something we can do to help.  Within probably a week or two, Steve had contacted me letting me know how they could help.  For a very reasonable fee they are able to provide us monthly data, that has helped us focus on areas we identified as opportunities for improvement, and allowed us to be more proactive.  We greatly appreciate all the time and effort PPRNet has spent in helping practices like us improve the quality of care we can provide to our patients.  We seriously don’t know what we would do without them.  So PPRNet, hats off to you!  We appreciate all you do for us. "   
Stephanie Hollman, Outpatient Clinical Officer, Crete Area Medical Center

"Salina Family Healthcare Center has been a PPRNet member for just under four years now. As a federally-qualified community health center, we have reporting requirements to our funding agencies. These clinical outcome reports are doable in Practice Partner, but time consuming. The PPRNet reports have saved our clinic about a week’s worth of staff time in reporting these clinical outcomes over the last 3 quarters that we have reported to the federal government. I look forward to using PPRNet reports to an even greater degree in the future for quality improvement in our clinic and see PPRNet as an integral part of the patient-centered medical home model."
Robert Kraft, MD, Associate Director, Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program

"I'd recommend the custom reports to anyone and everyone! If half the stuff I have to do was as easy to set up my work day would be so much less stressful. I think the custom monthly reports have elevated the PPRNet data to a truly actionable item list. My practice works directly off the PPRNet report. It is our worklist. Before the custom monthly reports, I used the PPRNet data as a more general roadmap to quality improvement activities because there was a bit of a delay in data collection and reporting. Now, completely different and the data is more robust than I could ever create with PP reports (Crystal or Patient Inquiry) and I have a LOT of experience with Crystal reporting."
Mike Mignoli, MD, Mike Mignoli Internal Medicine

"PPRNet has been essential to our practice navigating through the alphabet soup that has come our way.  Their reports have be instrumental in us completing PCMH, CPCI, PQRI, MCMP. MU and several others.  The customized monthly reports have really brought our practice together and helped our sense of teamwork and enhanced our sense of accomplishment as we improve the health of our patients."
Robert Cowherd, MD, PhD,  Cowherd Family Medical Center

"The processes that we have instituted over the years, mainly utilizing PPRNET education, PLR reports, Practice Reports (the graphs), helps us focus on quality indicators that we need to improve on. Also the research projects we have been involved in have helped either directly or cross fertilize the team's knowledge and ability to improve our quality data in many other areas. So, it is so much more than the "reports" - the PPRNet model in general works for us when it comes t
o improving our incentives!”
Tim Tobolic, MD, Byron Family Medicine

"Being involved in PPRNet has reenergized our practice. Having real data to look at that tells us where we are doing well and what we need to work on is extremely valuable, plus the PPRNet improvement model really works."
Sue Andrews, MD, Family Practice Partners

"We are now in our 7th year as members of PPRNet and have found it to be very valuable for both resident education and quality improvement. We have shared our data in the extensive measures collected in diabetes with the Cedar Valley Area Diabetes Task Force that has met for 14 years to foster education and quality improvement. This over all data has also allowed us to successfully participate in the Collaboration on Quality(COQ) program that Wellmark(BCBS) has had the past 3 years in Iowa and South Dakota, which is a “pay for performance” project. It has also given us the data we need to structure educational programs based on documented need, both in CME planning and for resident educational conference. The individual patient level data is very helpful both in tracking needed patient appointments and tests and individual provider feedback through the “patient registry” function. Each quarter our Quality Improvement Committee reviews the PPRNet data and structures 3 or 4 new goals based on perceived and documented areas for attention. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you at MUSC that operate PPRNet ."
John E. Sutherland, M.D,Executive/Program Director Emeritus (Retired), NE Iowa Medical Education Foundation/FM Residency


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