QuIIN members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of improvement projects of interest to ambulatory, outpatient primary care pediatricians and their staff teams. PIN projects include both formal quality improvement projects, which follow the standards established by the American Board of Pediatrics for Maintenance of Certification Part 4 as well as informal assessment projects that provide practicing pediatrician input into tools and evidence based recommendations.
Comparison of Immunization Quality Improvement Dissemination Strategies
Who is Eligible to Participate in a PIN Project?
Membership in QuIIN is required to participate in both formal and informal assessment projects. For formal quality improvement projects, QuIIN members may also be requested to invite members of their staff to participate. To be considered for a formal improvement project a QuIIN member will complete a lead physician application at the time of recruitment for a project. Eligibility for informal assessment projects is dependent on criteria for each individual project. To join QuIIN, apply here.
Open for Recruitment
(Approved for ABP MOC Part 4)
Despite increasing vaccination rates over the last 4 years, the rate of age-appropriate vaccination in early childhood remains below 70% nationally. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated their recommendations for interventions with the potential to improve immunization rates based on a literature review of their efficacy. The goal of our study is to examine the effect of two quality improvement dissemination models designed to enhance uptake among pediatric vaccinators of the CDC’s recommended practices to improve immunization rates. We propose to examine the models for their effect on immunization coverage for children ages 3 to 18 months old among pediatric practices exposed to each of the two interventions. The two interventions we will compare are: pay for performance whereby providers will implement immunization quality improvement measures on their own and financial incentives will be distributed when providers meet specified immunization coverage goals, and quality improvement technical support whereby experts in immunization delivery and quality improvement will coach providers in implementing the CDC’s recommendations. No financial incentives will be provided for the second group; however, the second intervention group will have the opportunity to receive American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 (if they meet minimum requirements) and continuing education (CE) credit for participation. Group assignment will be random.
For more information please see:Recording of Informational CallFormal Letter of InvitationProject Overview and Requirements SheetInitial Eligibility Screening Questionnaire
- The Genetics in Primary Care Institute Quality Improvement
Project (Approved for MOC Part 4)
Approved by the American Board of Pediatrics for Maintenance of Certification Part 4 credit.
Informal Projects not approved for ABP MOC credit
- UNC/AAP ADHD Medicine Abuse: What Parents Need to Know Brochure
- AstraZeneca Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids (TRACK) Tool Validation
- BlueCross BlueShield Association Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Toolkit Physician Field Testing
- National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Child Health Project
- Adoption and Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Survey
- Guidelines and Tools to Improve Care for Children with ADHD Improvement Project (2010)
- Newborn Screen Positive Infant ACTion Project - Phase 1, Utility Project
- Bright Futures Oral Health Risk Assessment Project
- Safe and Healthy Beginnings Toolkit Evaluation Project
- EQIPP Course Testing (courses have included Bright Futures, Diagnosing and Managing Asthma in Pediatrics, Differentiate and Manage GER and GERD, Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure, Give Your Immunization Rates a Shot in the Arm, Medical Home, Newborn Screening, Oral Health, Diabetes)
- Clinical Practice Guideline Subcommittee Representation (QuIIN members have participated on the following CPG subcommittees: Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents, Fever in Infants Under 3 months, Acute Otitis Media, ADHD, and Bronchiolitis)
How Do I Find Out About PIN Projects?
As a member of QuIIN you will receive emails regarding upcoming project opportunities for both the PIN and VIP Networks.
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