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  Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange (AFIX)

Incentive Tips

Incentives are techniques used to motivate individuals or organizations to change behaviors. Incentives are the “I” in AFIX and can range from inexpensive and simple to costly and complex. It is up to you to determine which incentives would be most effective for each provider.

Factors that may influence the effectiveness of Incentives:

  1. Sources of Motivation
    a. Intrinsic process; motivated by fun
    b. Instrumental; motivated by rewards
    c. Self concept external; motivated by reputation
    d. Self concept internal; motivated by challenge
    e. Goal internalized; motivated by cause
  2. Office Environment
  3. Priority level of immunizations in overall practice

Incentives can be categorized as informal or formal.

Informal Incentives

Informal Incentives can be low cost and simple and focus on interventions at individual providers and can also be part of the feedback session. Some examples of Informal incentives are:

  • Immunization Resource Materials
  • The most current VIS forms
  • ACIP schedule
  • Patient education material
  • Web Site Information
  • Your Knowledge and Experience
  • Assistance in developing a realistic quality improvement plan to improve immunization coverage levels
Formal Incentives

Historically, this form of incentive was promoted by the AFIX strategy in the form of public recognition of improved immunization coverage levels. Formal incentives are generally more complex and expensive than informal incentives.
Some examples of formal incentives are:

  • Plaques
  • Award Luncheons
  • News articles written about best practices and high performing providers
  • Tuition/paid registration to educational conferences


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