Diabetes Care Quality Improvement

About Diabetes Quality Improvement

What gets measured, gets tracked. If you are interested in assessing your practice patterns and insuring your patients with diabetes are receiving the highest quality of care according to the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the Montana Diabetes Program can help.

Diabetes Quality Improvement Fact Sheet


All Montanans with diabetes receive high quality clinical care and preventive services to successfully manage their diabetes and prevent complications.


Develop, implement and evaluate quality improvement projects for primary care practices and diabetes education programs to improve the quality of diabetes care and education.


Quality Improvement interventions and the Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System (DQCMS) assist primary care practices in practicing evidence-based medicine, tracking diabetes management, and improving outcomes for over 12,000 Montanans with diabetes. Target areas are:

  • A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Preventive services (e.g., tobacco cessation, immunizations)
  • Screenings (e.g., diabetes, chronic kidney disease)
  • Self-management education (e.g., medications, foot care)

Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring Web-based System

EDQCMS Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System

In May 2019, we updated our Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System (DQCMS) from MS Access Database v.3.5 to a web-based system. The E-DQCMS, this is a diabetes patient registry available to hospitals, clinics, and other health entities at no cost. Using E-DQCMS, health care providers and quality improvement coordinators can monitor their progress practice of evidence-based medicine and standards of care, set by organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA). By tracking diabetes population health we enable data-driven quality improvements, support health systems in becoming patient-centered medical homes and improving delivered care. With E-DQCMS, you can:

  • Track patient’s clinical outcomes progress such as foot exam, A1C, blood pressure
  • Record and monitor patient Diabetes Self-Management and Support (DSMES) visits and personal goals
  • Print out required reports for ADA-recognition/AADE-accreditation

Quality Improvement Reports

Diabetes Quality Improvement Report Survey Summary Infographic

The Montana Diabetes Program distributes quarterly reports on variety of quality improvement indicators.  To help us improve the quality of these reports, we assessed the satisfaction with the content and design, usefulness of the information presented, and how QI coordinators access the Montana diabetes data. View the results.

Quarterly Quality Improvement Report Newsletters

  • 2018
    • Using the Power of Maps to Tell the Story of Diabetes in Montana
    • Conference Updates and CME Opportunities
    • Diabetes Resources and Educational Information
    • Spotlight on Prediabetes
  • 2017
    • Montana Diabetes Healthcare QI: Evaluation 2017 Summary Factsheet
    • Montana Deaths Caused by Diabetes
    • Diabetes Quality Improvement Sharing Session
    • Summary of the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
  • 2016
    • Evaluating Quality Improvement for Diabetes Care (Winter 2015 and Spring 2016)
    • New eCQI Resource
    • Annual Diabetes Quality Improvement Meeting Review
    • Effective Diabetes Collaboration Worksite Group

To receive a copy of these reports, please contact our QI Coordinator.

Quarterly Educational Sessions


  • Supporting Quality Improvement Processes to Improve Care for People with Diabetes (Presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA, 2015) *To view this presentation please contact our QI Coordinator.*

Questions and comments about Montana Diabetes QI can be sent to our QI Coordinator.