Major SERPA Goals Print
  • I. Maintain peer review services.

    A. Physicians will present evidence‑based quality indicators to peers as requested.
    B. Continue to monitor and adapt peer review services to meet customers' needs.
    C. Recruit five more physicians to be peer reviewers.

     II. Maintain Patient Satisfaction Survey participation to 75%  of the clinics in SERPA.

    A. Offer the Patient Satisfaction Survey twice a year.
    B. Promote Clinic Patient Satisfaction Survey in exhibits.

    III. Facilitate use of Electronic Medical Records in physician practice.

    A. Develop a communication plan with clinics including education and training programs.
        1. Conduct program on meaningful use.
    B. Initiate purchase of EMR that meets meaningful use.
    C. Continue to explore grant opportunities
    D. Work with Wide River Technology Center having them present at SERPA Educational meetings.

    IV. Continue to support the occupational health services offered by RCCN.

    A. Physicians will continue to offer their services for the PFT, physicals  and other screenings as requested.
    B. Continue to grow the program to make it cost‑effective including hearing, noise sampling, vision, PFT's and respiratory fit testing.

    V. Expand Clinic Support Services (i.e. office management) by providing valuable resources.

    A. Conduct two education classes for clinic staff on coding.  One for rural health and one for non rural health clinics.
    B. Develop the resources to provide strategic planning for clinics.
          1. Market the resource to clinics
          2. Conduct two strategic planning sessions for clinics if requested.
    C. Provide a resource person for the clinic manager roundtable sessions four times a year.      
    D. Coordinate an ATLS and an ALSO course in the fall of 2011.
    E. Coordinate two ‑ three educational sessions for physicians bringing in speakers on Accountable Care Organizations and other topics of interest.
    F. Coordinate an annual meeting for physicians
    G. Purchase Prescriber's Newsletter for each physician that is a member of SERPA.

    VI. Coordinate with RCCN on the workforce development program.

    A. Coordinate three Rural RoadTrip skill building workshops with clinics and rural facilities.
    B. Develop educational materials for clinics to recruit patient care professionals.

    VII. Increase Involvement of Membership

    A. Offer new physician education meetings once a year.
    B. Provide a newsletter a minimum of eight times a year.

    VIII. Collaborate and develop Educational and Grant Opportunities

    A. Provide members with updated information on the feasibility and impact of the medical home model.
    B. Work with other organizations (e.g., AAFP) to identify and explore innovative grant opportunities that would support and enhance rural physician practices.
    C. Organize a workshop with UNMC and LMEP officials about current and future policies to increase the number of students choosing family medicine and rural practice. These policies should include: the status of rural student admissions, curriculum changes, and rural programs (e.g., RHOP, preceptorship, and residency).
    D. Organize a workshop that focuses on the impact of health reform legislation on recruitment and retention of physicians and other health professionals, the potential grant opportunities, and the changes in   payment and reimbursement policies.

    IX. Work with developing State Policies on workforce development.

    A. Work with state legislators to introduce legislation to expand current programs and develop new programs and policies to increase the number of UNMC graduates who select family medicine and establish practices in rural areas.