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SFP wins national quality award


Skyline Family Practice was awarded the PPRNET “High Performance Award” for quality measures that are tracked by PPRNet during the national meeting in Charleston, SC in August 2012.

PPRNet was established in 1995 as a collaborative effort between the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Practice Partner/McKesson in Seattle, WA and participating practices.

PPRNet is a practice based research network (PBRN) that strives to improve the quality of healthcare in its member practices and elsewhere in the US. The network is unique from other PBRNs in the sense that all of our members use Practice Partner, Lytec, or MediSoft's Electronic Health Records systems to capture their patient information. PPRNet has 3 primary aims:
• To turn clinical data into actionable information
• To empirically test theoretically sound quality improvement interventions
• To disseminate successful interventions to both member and nonmember practices across the country

The network strives to achieve these aims by providing members (which includes Skyline Family Practice, a founding member practice) with quarterly performance reports on nearly 100 clinical measures, by conducting federally funded research projects involving our member practices, and by hosting annual network meetings that allow members to discuss and share "best practice" approaches.

Currently, PPRNet has over 250 physician practices, representing over 1,400 health care providers, and over 2 million patients located in 44 states.