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Overview of PIM Support
This website provides tools to assist residency program directors, faculty, and administrators implement the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM's) practice improvement modules (PIMs) in residency programs. This material was developed through the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine-ABIM Foundation Resident-Faculty Practicum in Systems-Based Practice and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. In brief, PIMs allow individual physicians or groups of practitioners to document their involvement in a clinical quality improvement project. The PIM structure follows the traditional plan-do-study-act cycle by facilitating documentation of:
- Measuring care through chart audits, patient surveys, and a practice survey.
- Reflecting on care by reviewing and reflecting on a performance report.
- (Making changes to care processes is the responsibility of the physician and practice system. PIMs provides ideas for changing systems.)
- Delivering care in the changed health care system by reassessing charts and patients.
More information on PIMs is available on the ABIM website at www.abim.org/pim.
Presentations and Templates
- An overview of the structure of PIMs.
- A review of the audit and feedback cycle and the importance of physician leaders as change agents.
- A step-by-step review of implementing Phases I and II of the PIM.
- A reivew of PBLI and SBP competencies and QI tools.
- A worksheet that asks broad questions about planning to implement a PIM.
- A worksheet that asks questions as to how residents will be involved in the PIM.
- A worksheet that asks questions as to how faculty will be involved with the PIM.
- A worksheet that asks questions as to how patient surveys in the PIM will be completed.
- A worksheet that asks questions about how a residency will develop an interview based on PIM data.