At its annual meeting recently, the Practice Partner Research Network (PPRNet) announced that Stephen Veit Family Practice of Cherokee received a High Performance Practice award, signifying excellence in patient care across a broad spectrum of clinical conditions.
PPRNet is a national primary care practice-based research and quality improvement organization, headquartered at the Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston, S.C. PPRNet practices use an electronic medical record developed by Practice Partner, Seattle Wash.
Participating practices pool anonymous clinical data for research and quality improvement activities. PPRNet is conducting a study funded by the U.S. Public Health Service Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality designed to accelerate translation of evidence-based medical guidelines into practices across the country.
These guidelines are for prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke, diabetes mellitus, cancer screening, immunizations, respiratory disease, mental health and substance abuse, nutrition and obesity, and safe drug prescribing in the elderly.
To receive a High Performance Practice award, Stephen Veit Family Practice scored in the 25% of all PPRNet practices. For more information, contact Dr. Steven Ornstein, the Director of PPRNet at 843-876-1213.