Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Overview and Submission Template


  • Identify Choosing Wisely measure(s) to integrate into your practice and submit proposal to HFPN by Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:59pm- physicians must declare their measure by completing this brief survey (Survey closed).You can select your Choosing Wisely measure(s) by using one of the following options:
    • Selecting a measure relevant to your specialty on the Choosing Wisely website:
    •  Selecting a “Prescribing Wisely” measure that was identified by the Henry Ford Health System Anti-Microbial Stewardship Committee
    • Identifying another evidence based practice that is relevant to your specialty and can help reduce waste and unnecessary utilization

  • Integrate measure(s) into your practice and email final documentation to HFPN at by December 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Submission Process

  • Final projects should be submitted by completing the standard template (below) and emailing it to by December 16, 2015 at 11:59pm
  • Projects can be completed individually or as a group 
    • Specialists: can completed by your department
    • Primary Care Physicians: can be completed by your facility
  • Ancillary clinicians, support staff, and residents can be involved in process
  • Data Collection: Some measures may have administrative data that can be pulled from reports, but several will require chart audits. The HFPN can assist in determining which type of data is available
    • If administrative data is available for selected measures, the HFPN may be able to help pull reports – please allow at least 3-4 weeks for the HFPN to process your data request (this timeline may increase if there is a large influx of requests at one time)
    • Physicians without administrative data for selected measures will need to conduct chart audits- a sample size of at least 25 patients per physician is required in order to collect sufficient baseline and final outcomes data
  • For any question or concerns, please contact the HFPN at or 313-874-1466

2015 HFPN Choosing Wisely Campaign

Aim(s) (Put aim(s) to reduce waste and unnecessary utilization here)

Measures (Provide description of Choosing Wisely measure(s) here)

Results (Include one or two graphs/charts here- be sure that sample size and goals are on the charts/graphs and that they display both baseline and final outcomes data)

Changes Being Tested (List summary of practice changes here)

Participants: At the conclusion of your project, please list all the physicians in your group who participated in the project (You may also list your participating physicians in an excel file if preferred)

Once you have finished the submission template please email it to to complete the project submission process.


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