Curated Expert Guidance, Tools, and Resources
According to 2016 UDS data, an estimated 14.3% of Federally Qualified Health Center patients nationwide have diabetes. Of these 2 million plus patients living with diabetes, approximately 32% have uncontrolled diabetes, with HbA1c equal to or above 9% or have had no test in the prior year. These statistics bring forth the need for improvement in the care of diabetes; several resources and research outcomes are profiled here with specific takeaways for health centers.
A HITEQ Highlights Webinar
While nearly all health centers have reported the use of electronic health records, only 38 percent are utilizing some type of telehealth technology, most notably to provide mental health services. Despite significant research that telehealth is as effective as in person visits, there are still many barriers to its use, including the lack of consistent visit reimbursement, technology costs, broadband availability, and resistance to changes to workflow. This webinar will discuss the current state of telehealth use by health centers and the barriers to implementation and use. We will introduce participants to the national and regional Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) and provide information about how to access the resources and technical assistance provided by the TRCs. For more information on the TRCs, please visit: http://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/.
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Skills to use the EHR to center the visit around the patient, from the University of Vermont
This poster or handout can be used to remind or refine provider skills in using the EHR while ensuring the patient remains the focus of the visit, using a simple acronym.
The impact of primary care practice transformation on cost, quality, and utilization
This session will be led by Dr. Yalda Jabbarpour, family physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine who will discuss the impact of primary care practice transformation on cost quality, and utilization. Dr. Jabbarpour is a member of the Robert Graham Center which aims to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through research and policy.
Population Health Management Action Guide from NACHC
Risk stratification enables providers to identify the right level of care and services for distinct subgroups of patients. It is the process of assigning a risk status to a patient and then using this information to direct care and improve overall health outcomes. NACHC's Action Guide lays out 4 steps to get you started with risk stratification as well as key related concepts and considerations.