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Improving Immunization Rates for Adolescents Project

MOC Part 2 & 4 and CME Credit available

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Dear Colleague,

Chapter Quality Network (CQN) Improving Immunization Rates for Adolescents (IIRA) Project

 

We invite you to join the CQN Improving Immunization Rates for Adolescents Project, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded by independent grants from Pfizer and Sanofi Pasteur. The Utah Chapter of the AAP will lead this quality improvement learning collaborative with 10-15 practices, aiming to improve immunization rates for adolescents 16-18 years of age.

 

The “Core QI Team”

Participating practices will form a “core QI team” composed of:

  1. A physician leader,
  2. A nurse or medical assistant, and
  3. A practice manager or office administrator

 

This team will lead the project in the practice and will be required to attend the learning sessions and calls listed below. They will also be expected to lead Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles in their practice. Practices are encouraged to enroll additional physicians and other team members in the project, but those team members are not required to attend learning sessions or calls.  Participating practices are required to collect monthly data on the project measures, which are outlined on the next page.

 

Please refer to the IIRA Project Incentives document for a full list of participation requirements and criteria to receive MOC credit and performance improvement CME credit.

 

Meetings & Calls

 

Through September 1, 2020 Practice enrollment into project & QIDA

September 2020

 

Practice Onboarding Webinar will be available for participants to view starting September 2020.

 

This webinar will provide an orientation to the project including the data collection process.  Please contact your Chapter Project Manager for the link to this webinar.

October 7, 2020 Baseline data due

October 17-November 21,  2020

 

Learning Session 1

·       virtual, all-day session hosted by chapter

Meeting Dates:

·       October 17: Arizona Chapter

·       October 24: Utah Chapter

·       October 30: North Carolina Chapter

·       November 13: Pennsylvania Chapter

·       November 21: Ohio Chapter

October/November 2020

Date & Time TBD

One-hour practice webinar #1 (hosted by the UTAAP)

January 2021

Date & Time TBD

 

One-hour practice webinar #2

·       Practices will review data and share progress on PDSA cycles

February 2021

 

Learning Session 2

·       90-minute webinar

·       February 23, 10:30am-12:00pm CT or

·       February 24, 6:30-8pm CT

March 2021

Date & time TBD

One-hour practice webinar #3

·       Practices will review data and share progress on PDSA cycles

April 2021

Date & time TBD

One-hour practice webinar #4

·       Practices will review data and share progress on PDSA cycles

 May, 2021

Date & time TBD

Learning Session 3- Dates to be determined by chapter team

·       In-person, all-day session hosted by chapter

Locations:

·       Phoenix, Arizona

·       Raleigh, North Carolina

·       Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

·       Columbus, Ohio

·       Salt Lake City, Utah

June2021

Date & time TBD

One-hour practice webinar #5

·       Practices will review data and share progress on PDSA cycles

July 2021

Date & time TBD

 One-hour practice webinar #6

·       Practices will review data and share progress on PDSA cycles

Project Close out

August 2021

Date & time TBD

Learning Session 4 Celebration Webinar

·       90-minute webinar

·       August 24, 1:30pm-3:00pm CT or

·       August 25, 5:30-7pm CT

 

Required Measures

Project data will be collected on a monthly basis for 11 data cycles (including one baseline data cycle). Data will be collected at the practice level and submitted through the AAP’s data collection tool, the Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA).

 

Project measures

  • HPV Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who are up-to-date on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (series completion)
  • Tdap Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who are up-to-date on the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
  • MenACWY Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who are up-to-date on quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccines (series completion)
  • HepA Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who are up-to-date on hepatitis A (HepA) vaccines (series completion)
  • Influenza Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who received an influenza vaccine within the past year
  • MenB Vaccination Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who have received the meningitis B (MenB) vaccine (series initiation)*
  • MenB Education Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who received education regarding the meningitis B (MenB) vaccine
  • Adolescent Well Visit Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old who attended a well visit within the past year
  • Missed Opportunity Rate: The percentage of patients 16-18 years old that do not receive all eligible vaccinations when they present in the office**

 

* Optional measure

**The MenB vaccine is not be included in this measure

 

For the vaccination rate measures and the adolescent well visit measure, practices will be asked to collect data on their practice patient population of 16-18-year-olds.  For the MenB education measure and the missed opportunity measure, practices will be asked to collect data on a sample of 16-18-year-old patients with an office visit occurring during the data collection month.

 

How to Enroll in the Project

 

To enroll in the project, all participants should complete the survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQNIIRAEnrollment

Participation Stipend

Upon successful completion of the project, your practice will be awarded $1000 to cover expenses incurred as a result of your involvement. Up to 10 stipends awarded on a first registered basis.

 

Questions?

For questions regarding MOC and PI CME requirements, please contact:

  • Kristie Marcelle, MSW, PMP

Project Manager, Chapter Quality Network

kmarcelle@aap.org

630/626-6654

 

For more information: Contact Alisa Stoddard, UTAAP Executive Director

alisa@aaputah.org or call 801.968.3411

 

Sincerely,

William Cosgrove, MD, FAAP

UTAAP Immunization Champion and Physician Leader

Erin Avondet, MD, FAAP

UTAAP Immunization Champion and Chapter Subject Matter Expert

 

Deadline to enroll: September 1, 2020

 

All participants must complete the enrollment survey by September 1, 2020.

 Enroll using the button below.