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Pediatric Obesity Project

This population includes EPN patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile or above. Our overall goal is to improve outreach and care to our EPN patients who fall under this category.  Specifically, these patients will be receiving either nutritional counseling, referral to nutritionist, or educational material. They should also be receiving a follow up office visit 4 months after index visit.

Additionally, each EPN practice that treats this population has also received a copy of "A Guide to Creating Fit and Healthy Families - A Toolkit for Pediatric and Family Practices". This toolkit contains professional articles, educational materials and handouts, as well as age appropriate resources to help combat childhood obesity.

 

EPN Pediatric Obesity Initiative - Nutritional Counseling / Weight Control Education

Initiative   Pediatric Obesity Initiative - Nutritional Counseling / Weight Control Education
Metric Appropriate nutritional counseling / weight control education
Definition

Patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile receiving nutritional counseling or weight control education

Measurement Percentage of patients meeting the metric definition
Numerator

Number of patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile receiving nutritional counseling or weight control education

Denominator Number of patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile or above
Exclusions

 

EPIC Support

Best Practice Alert appears and identifies patients in the two age groups with a BMI at the 85th percentile or above based on height and weight entered into vital sections Health Maintenance Topic appears for nutritional counseling to be conducted Monthly reports distributed to practices identifying patients overdue for counseling / education

Network Goal TBD

    

EPN Pediatric Obesity Initiative - Follow Up Care

Initiative   Pediatric Obesity Initiative - Follow Up Care
Metric Appropriate nutritional counseling / weight control education
Definition

Patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile receiving nutritional counseling or weight control education

Measurement Percentage of patients meeting the metric definition
Numerator

Number of patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile having a follow up visit within four months after receiving nutritional counseling or weight control education

Denominator

Number of patients ages 3-4 and 8-9 with a BMI at the 85th percentile or above who who received nutritional counseling or weight control education as documented in EPIC

Exclusions

 

EPIC Support

Monthly reports distributed to practices identifying patients overdue for follow up visit

Network Goal TBD

Please return soon as we hope to have updated information and data regarding these and other initiatives.

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