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Focus on Quality

The AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) continues to work in collaboration with specialty societies, state societies, medical boards, health care professional organizations, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, providers who use measures at the point of care and others to develop, refine and actualize a model of evidence-based performance improvement that reinforces high-quality patient care.

PCPI progress towards creating "next generation" performance measures that are rigorously tested and subsequently implemented into EHR systems and other health information technologies includes efforts in areas such as:

  • Supporting PCPI members and collaborating organizations in designing performance measures
  • Evaluating EHR specifications with vendors and physicians 
  • Implementing real-world testing projects to assess the usability, reliability and validity of already developed measures