Engaging Patients in their Reproductive Health Plan

Optimal care for women of childbearing years includes asking patients about their reproductive health plan. Using One Key Question(R), you can engage your patients in meaningful conversation to support either contraception or pre-natal services. 

By enrolling in this team-based quality improvement initiative, you and your team will implement and document each patient’s reproductive health plan wishes. Starting the conversation provides each patient with the care they need, when they need it. 

In addition to documenting your patient’s reproductive plan, teams can optionally improve delivery of contraceptive services including:

  • Annual Prescription: Providing 12 months of refills.
  • Same Day Initiation: Initiating birth control on the same day as the prescription or medical order.
  • Same Day Insertion: Providing same day LARC insertion.
  • Patient Education Program: Engaging patients in education on contraceptive effectiveness, risks and benefits.

Together with your team you have the opportunity to improve each patient’s reproductive health plan, improve teamwork and receive Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit while improving the health of your patients.  Your project will take 3-6 months to complete.

This module will walk you through the quality improvement process in 3 phases.  Assess, Improve and Reflect:

Assess:  This phase will start with learning about Quality Improvement.  Collecting baseline data will help you measure your current performance.  Through this analysis, your team will choose a process to improve and create an aim statement to drive the improvement process.  Your team will identify specific changes for improvement through a process and cause analysis.  Using information from this analysis will guide the identification of specific change(s) or interventions you can test that will result in practice improvement. 

Improve: Continue on your quality improvement journey by putting your improvement strategy into action as you work through Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.  Collecting data after each cycle to compare baseline and results from your improvement cycles will determine if the interventions were successful.

Reflect: Upon completion of two PDSA cycles, your team will reflect on changes implemented so you can sustain and spread your improvement efforts.

Earn Points for your board for meeting the MOC Part IV requirements for Performance in Practice. 

You and your team will receive CME/CE credit as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you have improved care for your patients.

You should complete this module in 3-6 months, but the pace of completion is up to you and your team.

Cost: Free

Get started today!  Convene your team and enroll in this improvement project by clicking on the Login tab above.  After you register, you'll be re-directed to a web page containing password information.  If you are not re-directed, call IPMA at 608.231.9045 for assistance. 

For additional information, please contact cmehelp@ipmameded.org or call 608.231.9045. 

Having difficulty enrolling your team?  Watch this video for instructions.