Contact: Lyndy Stone
TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award honors physician practices for effective care management, preventative health services
Shannon Clinic has received a GOLD TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for improving patient outcomes in high-priority clinical areas while applying innovative strategies to advance quality health care.
The team from Shannon is among more than 32 health care providers in seven states and the territory of Puerto Rico to receive the award. The TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award is based on the four categories of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Quality Measures, Promoting Interoperability, Improvement Activities and Cost/Utilization. Practices were assessed on clinical outcome measures for the 2018 calendar year.
“The medical staff at Shannon is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients,” said Doug Schultz, MD, CMO Shannon Clinic. “We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to our patients and profession. We know this work is never-ending, and we will continue to take steps to improve our patients’ lives through quality health care.”
TMF Health Quality Institute and Texas medical associations collaborated to introduce the award program in 2012 to recognize top-performing practices. TMF has since extended the program to include practices in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
The award criteria aligns with national health priorities established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve patient care and satisfaction and promote effective care management. Award recipients demonstrated how they have actively incorporated health information technology and strategies to promote patient engagement and improve the patient experience.“Physicians and their clinics hold critical front-line roles in health care delivery,” said Gary W. Floyd, MD, and chair of the TMF Board of Trustees. “Improving health care involves multiple strategies – from applying new technologies, to developing programs that promote healthy living. Through coordinated and data-driven strategies, these physicians are making a difference in the lives of their patients and their communities.”
For more information about the TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award, and to view the complete list of award recipients, visit https://award.tmf.org/.