Hemoglobin A, glycosylated
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
As an expansion to an existing community-based oral health program for Hispanic and African-American seniors, dental school faculty, staff, and students offer education and screening for hypertension and diabetes, leading to the identification of many seniors with or at high risk for these chronic illnesses and many previously diagnosed individuals who do not have the condition(s) under control.
A traveling team of certified diabetes educators (including a nurse, pharmacist, and dietitian) regularly visits rural clinics to help coordinate diabetes care with clinicians and educate and coach African-American patients with diabetes, leading to improved glycemic control and the potential for meaningful cost savings.
A Medicaid managed care plan offers a patient-specific pay-for-performance program tailored to the needs of both large and small practices serving vulnerable populations, leading to improvements in immunization rates and diabetes care.
An integrated health system offered a customized suite of interactive, Web-based education and tools to individuals with diabetes, leading to high levels of engagement, enhanced knowledge and attitudes about the disease, and improvements in hemoglobin A1c levels.
The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support to Native Americans with diabetes, leading to improvements in health-related behaviors, clinical outcomes, and emotional health.
A primary care clinic offers patients 3- to 5-minute educational video modules, leading to enhanced patient knowledge without placing incremental demands on physicians and staff.
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 standardized measures and makes it easy for them to order recommended tests or treatment or document legitimate exceptions, leading to better performance on these measures.
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.