KAAP invites you to participate in a quality improvement project to understand and improve your individual provider immunization rates. This FREE activity:
- is eligible for 25 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 points from the American Board of Pediatrics,
- includes 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM* and
- a $1,000 provider stipend awarded with project completion.
Project Kick-Off: Wednesday, April 5, noon-1:30 pm, Zoom
Enrollment is closed.
Why is the Project Needed?
Declining vaccination rates of Kansas kids was only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. And while some state-level immunization data is available, many pediatricians are unaware of their specific practice vaccination rates. This project will help pediatricians understand where their practice stands with current rates and implement interventions to increase vaccination rates.
This QI project is intended to provide physicians with the opportunity to review current provider vaccination rates and implement best practices to improve vaccination rates. Over six months, participants will pull vaccine data reports every other month, attend four virtual trainings, and implement evidence-based process changes.
What’s Our Goal?
Increase the percent of children who have all the Bright Futures recommended vaccines by their 3rd birthday, and/or adolescents who have all the Bright Futures recommended vaccines by their 13th birthday. The provider may choose either or both groups to target for this project. By 5%* in six months.
*May be increased by practice as they learn initial vaccination rates to ensure relevant improvement.
For all vaccination coverage rates, reference the Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule:
- Up to date for patients age 35 months is defined as: 3 doses hepatitis b (HepB) vaccination; 2 or 3 rotavirus (RV) vaccination; 4 doses diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTAP) vaccination; 3 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination; 4 doses pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) vaccination; 3 doses Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccination; 2 influenza (flu) vaccinations; 1 dose measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination; 1 dose varicella (VAR) vaccination; 1 dose Hepatitis A (HepA) vaccination.
- Up to date for patients age 13 years is defined as: 1 dose tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination; 2 doses human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination; 1 dose meningococcal vaccination.
How Can You Get Involved? Requirements for Meaningful Participation
- Participate in four virtual sessions.
- Participate in quality improvement training.
- Run data reports every other month on the identified measures from the practice EMR or state immunization registry.
- Review data reports every other month.
- Implement evidence-based process changes.
- Use the Model for Improvement with a minimum of three Plan, Do, Study Act cycles to implement chosen process changes.
- Share experience with other project participants.
Physicians will be provided with curriculum details during the onboarding webinar on Wednesday, April 5, noon to 1:30 pm, via Zoom.
|Through April 2, 2023||Provider enrollment into project|
|April 2023||Webinar #1 – Onboarding|
Wednesday, April 5, 12-1:30 pm
This webinar is a project requirement and will provide an orientation to the project including the data collection process and project curriculum. Includes how to develop a QI plan, build effective PDSAs and interventions.
Baseline Data Deadline – Friday, April 7
|June 2023||Data Deadline with PDSA worksheet – Friday, June 2 |
Webinar #2 – 60 minutes
Date and time TBD
|August 2023||Data Deadline with PDSA worksheet – Friday, Aug. 4 |
Webinar #3 – 60 minutes
Date and time TBD
|October 2023||Data Deadline with PDSA worksheet – Friday, Oct. 6 |
Webinar #4 – Project Wrap Up, 60 minutes
Date and time TBD
For questions, reach out to Mallory Laur at email@example.com.
*Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.