Paid Sponsorship by The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
The Ohio Type 2 Diabetes Learning Collaborative is seeking primary care practices (PCPs), including Ohio Comprehensive Primary Care (Ohio CPC) practices, to participate in a quality improvement (QI) initiative which aims to improve care and outcomes for women of child-bearing age at high-risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Specifically this effort seeks to assess women for their risk factors of T2DM, including a history of gestational diabetes, and screen all at-risk women for T2DM. This project is funded by the Ohio Department of Health and the Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) through the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and administered by The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center.
Work on this project has occurred for several years with specialty physicians and other health care professionals around the state, but this is the first opportunity to expand to primary care physicians. In total, 15-20 high-volume Medicaid PCP and/or Ohio CPC sites will be engaged to participate in this QI project.
- Form a team to participate in this QI project lasting from December 2017 – October 2018
- Implement a clinical toolkit and disseminate free educational consumer resources
- Participate in regular data collection activities
- Take part in monthly calls to discuss best practices with peers, identify opportunities for improvement, and review aggregate data
- Engage in one-on-one voluntary coaching opportunities with QI coaches.
We estimate that all activities will take about four to five hours per month among the team members and seek to integrate the QI activities into daily process flow to limit extra work on the teams.
- Improved processes for assessing women at-risk for T2DM
- Guidance/ tools on implementing proven strategies for increasing screening rates for T2DM
- Access to complimentary QI resources, including a QI practice coach and QI data on a bi-weekly basis
- Credits for Maintenance of Certification/continuing medical education (CME).
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Sara May or call 614.366.5464 to schedule a brief call at your convenience.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.