The Continuous Practice Improvement initiative is funded by the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration through a CMS 90/10 matching grant for which Purdue University matches ten percent.
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Continuous Practice Improvement
Continuous Practice Improvement: Diabetes Control
The HRSA Health Center Program made diabetes management a priority initiative and urges all centers to have a diabetes action plan by the end of the year. This spring, Purdue Healthcare Advisors and the Indiana Quality Improvement Network will help a dozen Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) implement that plan while building their own internal quality improvement capabilities.
An initial training cohort comprised of 6 FQHCs (12 participants each) will learn how to implement workflows to improve their respective center’s diabetes control measures. The goal will be to move each center’s diabetes-related clinical quality measures including A1c.
From April to August of 2020, PHA will provide live, remote training; expert coaching; and access to an online platform through which each cohort can share best practices and lessons learned.
- Mid-April − Pre-work begins
- May − Four Fridays of Webinar training*
- June − Projects launched
- August − Work wrap up
Cohort members will learn evidence-based guidelines for diabetes management as well as how to implement new standard work and track outcomes. Workflows covered may include:
- how to leverage electronic health tools to create a registry of diabetic patients in poor control
- how to engage patients through SDoH screenings, community resource referrals, and targeted interventions
- how to guide clinical staff to develop individual patient action plans and med management alerts
*Cohorts are limited to two staff members per center. Participants must commit to attend all training sessions to be eligible for certification as a Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator. The sessions are planned for the mornings of May 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ET).
Your organization must be a Federally Qualified Health Center or FQHC look-alike located in the State of Indiana to participate.