New Tool Kit for Well-Child Visits 3-6 Years Available Soon!

New Tool Kit for Well-Child Visits 3-6 Years Available Soon!

May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In 2018, AHP’s Optimization Team recognized the need for a renewed focus on children’s preventive care—specifically the challenges around getting kids into the office for their well-child visits between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Each annual visit in this age group falls within a critical window for recognition of developmental delays, physical assessment, caregiver anticipatory guidance and timely referral to needed services. Overall network performance in this area is at the 25th percentile, as reflected in the Quadruple Aim Quality Metric section.

In December 2018, we surveyed our pediatric and family medicine primary care practices to see how AHP could help support practices to engage families in these important visits. In collecting responses, a number of best practice approaches emerged that we are sharing, along with additional resources, from AHP’s Pediatric Quality Improvement Team.

Beginning June 2019, AHP’s Well-Child 3-6 Tool Kit will be available to all of our providers that provide primary care for children. Included in the tool kit are:

1. Overall Recommendations
2. Best Practices and Strategies for Successful Scheduling
3. Medent Best Practices (to be expanded to other electronic health records as well)
4. Well-Child Visit Roadmap for Children 0-8 Years
5. New Resource from Bright Futures for Well-Child Visits: Why Go and What to Expect

For more information on how to access the tool kit or to request assistance with practice implementation, please contact Nancy Bellush or Laura Jean Shipley