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What is the Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) project?

Improving Performance In Practice (IPIP) is a demonstration project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project commenced in 2006 and involved 2 states, CO and NC. The project has since been expanded to MI, PA, MN, WA and WI.

The aim of the IPIP project is to improve patient outcomes by changing how care is delivered in a primary care setting. The demonstration project includes providing assistance to practices in workflow and process redesign strategies to increase efficiencies and to implement best practices. The IPIP model is similar to the Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC).



One of the major issues in health IT is the lack of interoperability between disparate systems. This has resulted in the isolation of information, resulting in the duplication of data entry, which introduces the potential for preventable errors. The use of standards will monitor the transmission of information, so that health care data can effectively be moved between different systems.

Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
Health Information Technology Toolboxes help health centers, safety net providers, and ambulatory care providers with electronic and online resources and technical assistance to improve patient care.  More>
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