INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE REVIEW

Quality in Practice

INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE REVIEW (IPR)

Individual Practice Review (IPR) is a collaborative quality improvement process that supports physicians in strengthening their practice.

Customized to individual physician needs, IPR emphasizes targeted support and education. By highlighting what a physician is doing well and offering concrete suggestions for specific areas, IPR is designed to help physicians focus their energy where it will benefit their patients and practice most.

Physicians who complete an IPR are eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Member participation in Continuing Competence programs is confidential under sections 52 and 53 of the Health Professions Act.

The Individual Practice Review is a quality improvement process.Leanne McKenzie, IPR Program Manager
IPR offers targeted support to meet individual needs

What to expect

When notified of your IPR, you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire to help us understand your practice. A CPSA Senior Medical Advisor (SMA) will will be assigned to work with you throughout your IPR and determine what type of assessment you’ll have. After your assessment is completed, your SMA will guide and support you in making any recommended practice changes.

Details & time commitment (estimated)

Onsite Practice Visit

The most common type of practice assessment is an onsite visit at one or more locations where you practise. IPR practice visitors are trained peer physicians led by an experienced clinical team and supported by independent expertise as needed to meet individual physician needs.

The practice visit will take 4-5 hours and involve a review of key administrative processes, record-keeping and chart-stimulated recall. The practice visitor will  discuss findings with you during the visit, so you’ll need to stay available. You will also receive a follow-up report that identifies your practice’s strengths as well as potential areas for improvement. Your SMA will go over your report with you and provide resources and strategies to help you in implementing any recommendations.

An IPR may also involve other competency assessment options. Click the tabs below to learn more:

Tools & Resources

Click the links below for details about what is assessed in an IPR, related standards and where to access resources to help you improve the quality of your practice.

FAQ

Member participation in Continuing Competence programs is confidential under sections 52 and 53 of the Health Professions Act.

Yes, regulated members are mandated by the Health Professions Act to complete a quality improvement initiative at least every five years.

This includes the annual Practice Checkup for all physicians, and Individual Practice Review (IPR) and Group Practice Review (GPR) for a smaller number of physicians each year. Rules for Member Participation


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Individual Practice Review

Phone: 780-969-5023 or 1-800-561-3899 Ext. 5023  | Email: CC.inquiries@cpsa.ab.ca