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Unlocking Quality Improvement: Our Practice Improvement Activity (PIA)

The Practice Improvement Activity (PIA) offers a structured approach to integrating quality improvement initiatives into your practice. It serves as a step-by-step guide, providing a framework for implementing projects aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided to patients. 

One of its key benefits is the opportunity to earn 20-40 Mainpro+ Assessment Credits, making it an attractive option for medical professionals looking to fulfill their continuing education requirements. For family physicians in Quebec, this equates to 10 to 20 hours of recognized practice assessment activities (Category B). PIA is certified for 2 Mainpro+ Assessment Credits per hour, allowing practitioners to accumulate credits efficiently. 

Whether you’re working in a college, hospital, or clinic setting, the PIA can be a valuable tool to support your efforts in conducting quality improvement projects. By utilizing the PIA, healthcare professionals can streamline their approach and make meaningful contributions to improving patient care outcomes.

Your PIA Activities offer a diverse range of options, catering to both beginners and those seeking more advanced quality improvement techniques. These activities are rooted in evidence and recommendations from the FMPE modules you’re studying, ensuring relevance and applicability to your practice. With each module mailout, you’ll receive a detailed PIA corresponding to one of the modules, providing a structured approach to implementation. Four PIAs are published annually, providing ample opportunities for engagement and growth.

Participants also benefit from the support of a Quality Improvement Coach and community, offering guidance and collaboration throughout the process. In small group programs, members can share their experiences, fostering discussion and learning from one another. Additionally, participants have the flexibility to choose whether to undertake activities individually or with one or more group members, tailoring their approach to suit their needs and preferences.

For our members, accessing the PIA has become even more convenient with Practice Improvement Activities now accessible directly from the left-hand navigation bar of Members Online. This streamlined approach provides easy access to the steps needed to complete these activities, empowering practitioners to engage in quality improvement initiatives seamlessly.

Should questions arise during the process, our dedicated Quality Improvement Coach, Dr. Lori Teeple, is available for support. You can reach out to Dr. Teeple at for guidance and assistance with any aspect of the quality improvement process. 

With these resources readily available, navigating through PIA activities becomes more straightforward, allowing professionals to focus on improving patient care outcomes effectively.

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