Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program (PPC)
Providing quality care to patients is a top priority for physicians, but practicing medicine in today’s environment is more challenging than ever. Physicians find themselves managing a full office schedule, responding to the increasing demands of insurers, and are often left with less time to spend with patients delivering the care they truly need and deserve.
Physician Practice Connections® (PPC®) recognizes practices that use systematic processes and information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Meeting PPC® standards shows practices have established connections to information, patients and other providers that allow them to:
- Know and use patient histories
- Follow up with patients and other providers
- Manage patient populations and use evidence –based care
- Employ electronic tools to prevent medical errors.
There are nine PPC® standards and three levels of recognition. Practices seeking PPC® Recognition will complete a Web-based data collection tool and provide documentation that validates responses.