Pre-Visit Planning


One of the many benefits of participating in the ImproveCareNow Network is that the clinicians will have detailed records of the patient’s past visits and will review them prior to each new visit.  This quality improvement (QI) method helps identify the patient’s specific needs over time and helps them achieve their best health.

From within ICN2, clinicians can generate custom reports on-demand.  The automated Pre-Visit Planning (PVP) tool uses registry data to provide recommendations based on patient characteristics.  Clinicians either can do a basic review, which provides general recommendations for the patient population; or an advanced review, which provides recommendations based on the disease state.  PVP can also allow for a longitudinal review, in addition to showing current data.

Clinicians will have detailed summary information about their patients available at their fingertips when they need it, and before the visit.  And they will have a concise, printable tool that can be easily shared with the rest of the care team. Ideally, PVP will be used to guide conversations with patients and their families before they come to clinic so that they can be a part of planning their visit, not just passive participants in it.  The result will be more reliable, proactive and individualized care.