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Improving Diabetes Outcomes Improving Diabetes Outcomes

Improving Diabetes Outcomes

Curated Expert Guidance, Tools, and Resources

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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.

EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three

EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three

Including slides, Data Dictionary, and Quality Report Inventory

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The third of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools. 

Quality Report Inventory

Organizing your quality team with a schedule and map of quality report distribution

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This Report Inventory tool is a means to make public all available reports, the schedule for publishing to the organization, and their distribution. 

Prioritization Matrix

A framework for selecting QI activities or project

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It is sometimes difficult to know what target metric to focus on when beginning a quality improvement project. A prioritization matrix is a management tool that uses a simple framework to compare...

HITEQ Job Function Decision Tree

The following document is intended to assist health center staff create new job descriptions and/or modify existing job descriptions to more clearly incorporate Health IT and quality-related responsibilities.  The matrix provides responsibilities across three categories of roles: ...