CQN Immunizations Quality Improvement Project

Thank you for visiting our site. This project is led by the national office of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is providing our chapter with tools, resources and technical support to lead a quality improvement (QI) effort amongst participating practices. The project aim is to improve vaccination rates for children up to two years of age. Other Chapters also participating in this project are CA4 (Orange County), Georgia, New Jersey, NY2, and Oklahoma.


MOC
Fifty (50) points of American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part 4 performance in practice credit will be offered for successful completion of the project and will be awarded in two cycles in 2017 (25 points) and 2018 (25 points).


NEWS - Please Read

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You only need to register once to attend all future webinars in this series. The next webinar is on Wednesday, August 23rd at 12:15 PM.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Downloadable QI Resources: PDSA Forms/Toolkit/CoCASA User Guide

PDSA Blank Forms

For your convenience, we have included below a blank copy of the PDSA sheet in both Word and PDF formats.
Please use these to create clean and easy to read documents as they work better than photocopied material.

PDSA Blank Worksheet - PDF

PDSA Blank Worksheet - Editable Word Document

PRACTICE COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT

The following two documents are made available for practice leaders to formally present the intent of the project to all clinic staff. It includes a PowerPoint slide deck, which you can customize, and a Facilitator's Guide. Click the links below to access both and save to your computer.

Practice Communication Kit

Practice Communication Kit Facilitator Guide

CoCASA User Guide

Please click below to access the CoCASA User Guide.
CAIR2 CoCASA Guide V3


DOWNLOAD THIS 4-PAGE QI GUIDE

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CAIR2: Recommended Videos

Watch the Video

For more CAIR2 User Guides and Training Videos, click here

Read About it

Please read page 17 of this report: Reminder/Recall

http://cairweb.org/docs/CAIR2OrgReportsUserGuide_090116.pdf

DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS for MOC

1. Upload Data Into QIDA – Cycles end on the 7th of Each Month.

July randomization data collection dates:

There are 2 main data collection forms for this project. Links to the printable forms are included below for your convenience. Once captured, data must be uploaded electronically into the AAP's Quality Improvement Data Aggregator, also known as QIDA.  Click here to access QIDA.

  • The "Missed Opportunities" Form will be completed every month by each practice, tracking the number of missed opportunities in the previous month. Once you have entered all of the data for one month be sure to close the data cycle and open a new cycle for the subsequent month. Specific instructions are included on this printable form. Be sure to enter your baseline data in order (December 2016 first, then January 2017 and then February 2017). For more details see "Data Collection Process." on the "Workspace" tab (see link below). 
  • The "Coverage Rate" Form will be completed monthly to track coverage rates for 19-35 month old patients each month. In California, this data will be obtained through the use of CoCASA and entered by the practice each month.
  • Please visit the QIDA site to access all resources, available on the "Workspace" Tab, including "Data Collection Process".

     

 

  • Additionally, the "Practice Narrative" Survey will be completed by your practice once during each action period (3 action periods). The responses should be discussed by the entire practice team but only one survey needs to be completed per practice. Click below to complete the survey for June.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8TJ57J

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TRAINING and WEBINAR REQUIREMENTS for MOC

1. Attend a Monthly CHAPTER Webinar, 4th Wednesday

Please join us on Wednesday, August 23rd at 12:15 PM for our Monthly call.

Please register - New Platform! We have upgraded to GoTo WEBINAR. 
You only need to register once to attend all future webinars in this series.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7305551463696443139


2. Attend a NATIONAL AAP Webinar

Learning Session 2 is a 2- hour Webinar:
This requirement was completed in June.


3. Attend LS3: In-Person Learning Session

This is an 8-hour in-person training session to be held in Pasadena, CA.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: Pasadena, CA


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4. Attend the last NATIONAL AAP Webinar

Learning Session 4 is a 1.5 hour Webinar offered on two days in February:
Specific dates and times TBA.

There will not be a 4th Wednesday webinar in February of 2018.


Meet the AAP-CA2 Immunizations QI Team

Edward Curry, MD, FAAP
President, AAP-CA2

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Priyanka Fernandes, MD

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Tomás Torices, MD

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Edward Curry, MD, FAAP  Chapter President / CQN Immunizations  Physician Project Leader

Director of Medical Education at the Kaiser Fontana Medical Center. Practices in the areas of general pediatrics, autism, learning and behaviors.
Was Chair of Quality Improvement Department at Kaiser for 6 years.
Was faculty on Bright Futures Preventive Services QI Project (published in Pediatrics).
Was faculty on a QI Project on Developmental and Autism screening through AAP Division of Children with Special Needs. “Don’t Wait and See Developmental Surveillance and Screening Project”
Involved in multiple KP initiatives to improve pediatric immunization rates.

Priyanka Fernandes , MD, FAAP  CQN Immunizations  Subject Matter Expert

Trained in India at Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Navi Mumbai.
Completed Pediatrics residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Pediatrics Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Interested in optimizing resource utilization within the healthcare setting to improve care quality while reducing patient harm. Particular interests include prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Currently completing a Preventive Medicine Fellowship at UCLA

Tomás Torices, MD - CA2 Executive Director / CQN Immunizations  Project Manager.

Chapter Executive Director since March, 2014.
Over ten years of medical practice abroad (Baja California and Sonora, Mexico).
Five years coordinating an immunizations taskforce in Southeast Los Angeles.
Eight years as EMR clinical documentation physician champion.
Project Manager for CQN4 Asthma in 2015; HPV 2016; Immunizations 2017.