Diabetes Care Quality Improvement
Improve your care of patients with diabetes!
Would you like to improve your care of Montanans with diabetes while receiving assistance, guidance, and funding to do so?
We can help!
We understand how busy your work life can be, therefore, all efforts are done on your schedule and with a timeline that you are comfortable with.
Improving workflows and processes to improve quality and patient care can seem like a daunting task. The Montana Diabetes Program (MDP) provides guidance on where to begin and will work with you and your site every step of the way. We make big changes through small, manageable steps. Often, facilities improve reimbursement, ease workflows, and make strides to improve patient outcomes. Consider joining us for a quality improvement project! Please contact Jennifer for more information.
We currently have the following clinical quality improvement projects available:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Improving outcomes for patients with diabetes
- Increasing referrals to diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention programs
- Screen, Test, Refer for prediabetes
- Retinopathy Screening
- Pharmacy-based programs
Updates and More
A free quarterly newsletter is published by the Montana Diabetes Program. All are encouraged to subscribe. Content includes current happenings in the program and around the state, news, events, updated guidelines and more. Please contact Jennifer for more information.
Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring Web-based System
The Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System (E-DQCMS) 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. View the E-DQCMS Annual Infographic.
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
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.
To receive a copy of these reports, please contact our QI Coordinator.
Quarterly Educational Sessions
Quarterly calls are held to network and gain knowledge in diabetes care. Attendance is free, open to all, and encouraged. Bring your questions and join in great discussion or simply listen in and hear great information. To be notified of the next meeting, please email Jennifer.
Questions and comments about Montana Diabetes Quality Improvement can be sent to our QI Coordinator.