Q: What is the forum?
A: MPM’s Quality Measures Discussion Forum is an online discussion group where providers and health center staff can post questions and share answers and best practices related to successful Quality Measures implementation and reporting.
Q: Who can use it?
A: The forum is open to physicians, advance practice providers, nurses and office managers from MPM contracted health centers.
Q: How does it work?
A: First, you click the Sign Up link in the top menu, where you’ll be asked to create a username and provide an email address and password. Save this information in a secure place, as you’ll use it to access the forum in the future. Once you’ve created your login, you can use it to create new discussions and join in on existing discussions. You can use the search bar at the top of the page to search forum keywords, and the discussion navigation tools on the left to view active discussions and sort by tags.
Q: What kind of information can I/should I share here?
A: Though we intend this forum initially to focus on Quality Metrics, our hope is that it will grow into a space where providers can share best practices in other arenas related to patient treatment and practice management. We do ask that you keep topics within the realm of practice operations and patient care.
Q: What if I need help getting started?
A: Please contact the forum administrator at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for help and questions about using the forum.
Q: What if I find incorrect or offensive information in the forum?
A: Please contact the forum administrator at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q: What if I forget my login information?
A: You’ll find the option for requesting lost login information in the login window. If you’re unable to retrieve your information using the system tools, please contact the forum administrator at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q: Are there standards for forum posts?
A: Yes, we want to keep this a civilized and professional place. Please observe the same decorum you would while meeting colleagues in a conference room. Below are general guidelines for use. Be agreeable and professional, even when you disagree, remembering to discuss ideas, not people
- Keep it civil, clean, and respectful. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, obscene, abusive, or hate speech. Avoid even the appearance of doing so.
- This forum is not a HIPAA compliant platform, so don’t share any personal or identifying patient information when discussing treatment protocols
- Do not post personally identifying information on yourself, staffers, family members, other members of the forum, or anyone. Likewise, don’t include a digital signature in your posts where others may find your information. Every post will be accompanied by your username and avatar so users will know who you are without knowing too much.
- You may discuss the impact of recent or pending legislation on healthcare and your practice, but please no politics.
- Avoid sensitive topics like race and religion, unless they are legitimate factors in respectful discussions around related socioeconomic impediments or solutions for providing quality, respectful care to all.
- Spend time searching for existing topics and keywords and fully reading the discussion responses before starting new threads or replying to existing ones. Not only will this help you get into the right discussion with like-minded users, it will help keep duplication to a minimum.
- Avoid posting entire articles or digital content that belongs to someone else. If you want to reference an article or content in a response, please post a link to that content instead. Avoid sharing links to unsecure or untrustworthy sites.
- Remember, like all other content you place on the web, posts here will be crawlable and may show up in search and in other places on the Internet, forever. Before posting anything, think “Would I be OK with this being displayed in Times Square with my name next to it?”
- By using the forum, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service.
- These aren’t hard and fast rules. We reserve the right to remove any content we find to be objectionable, or content that places us out of regulatory compliance. Users who abuse the forum or others within it will be removed and barred from rejoining.