Monday, July 29, 2019

Our Healthy Hearts Northwest study brought practice facilitators to over 200 small- and mid-size primary care clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest that sought to improve cardiovascular care to their patients. To help survey the landscape in each clinic, we developed the QICA (Quality Improvement Capacity Assessment). Assessing quality improvement capacity in primary care practices describes its development and implementation. The QICA may serve as a guide for both facilitators and primary care practices in efforts to build this capacity and improve measures of clinical quality.