Discussion: Physician Profiling and Health Care Quality Outcomes

Discussion: Physician Profiling and Health Care Quality Outcomes

Physician profiling is a collection of provider-specific and practice-level data used to analyze physician practice patterns, utilization of services, and outcomes of care. Physician report cards (which may be a component of a physician profile) compare physicians on outcomes related to measures such as quality, patient satisfaction, and cost-utilization patterns. In this Discussion, you will identify three strategies for improving physician quality practice ranking on physician profiling and quality report cards. Be sure to justify your recommendations. To prepare: Review the Learning Resources as they relate to quality-improvement assessment and health care quality outcomes Note: For this Discussion you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleague’s postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit! By Day 3 Post a cohesive response to the following: Post an analysis of physician quality practice data. Then, recommendthree strategies for improving physician quality practice rankings on physician profiling and quality report cards. Justify your recommendations with references to your Learning Resources or other academic resources. Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning Resources.