A diabetes care center works in partnership with middle and high school nurses to proactively monitor glycemic levels and administer doses of long-acting insulin as needed, leading to a substantial reduction in hemoglobin A1c levels in students with poorly controlled type I diabetes.
A Medicaid managed care organization uses cell phone text messaging to remind members with type 2 diabetes to get regular blood glucose testing, leading to a significant increase in the percentage of members receiving tests on a regular basis.
Diabetes educators come to office and factory worksites for scheduled one-on-one counseling sessions with employees, leading to better diabetes knowledge; improvements in blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight control; and reduced absenteeism.
The ProvenCare program uses guideline-based “bundles” of discrete clinical care elements to guide surgical care delivery, a fixed per-case rate for inpatient and followup care, and a “patient compact” and other educational activities to encourage patients to become more engaged in their care.
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Transitions in Care program bridges the gap between hospital discharge and outpatient followup care for patients who are obese and/or have diabetes, leading to improvements in physical health status.
The Improving Health Among Rural Montanans project trains pharmacists and students from various disciplines to administer screening tests and then transports screening equipment to rural and frontier areas so that these professionals can run screening clinics for area residents.
A network of physicians, hospitals, medical clinics, and ancillary partners provided free or low-cost health care and care navigation, coordination, and management services to low-income, uninsured, working residents of Dallas County, TX, leading to lower emergency department and hospital utilization, better management of diabetes, significant cost savings, and a positive return on investment.
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
A solo family practitioner provides 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week access to care for her patients through liberal use of “virtual” or e-mail visits, telephone calls, same-day appointments, and extended office visits.