Audit and feedback system in primary care settings
A network of general practitioners (GPs) in Belgium is currently developing an electronic audit and feedback system to assess heart failure (HF) clinical practice in primary care and provide individualised feedback.
Following extensive research to inform the design of the system, it is soon to be trialled in the participating GP clinics. The system will extract data from electronic medical records and automatically generate reports. For example, it will be possible to identify all patients who are, or are not, on a specific medication. The system will also allow for the inclusion of notes on the records of individual patients, such as an alert to review the medication plan in the next appointment with the GP.
There is increasing interest in joining this network as the audit and feedback system is expected to provide a valuable tool for both assessment and improvement of clinical practice in HF, by supporting individual clinics to set their own goals and develop specific strategies to address care gaps.
Vaes B. Interview with Taylor Morris and Ed Harding at The Health Policy Partnership [telephone]. 22/04/20