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 System

DQCMS Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System - green and black logo

We offer the Diabetes Quality Care Monitoring System (DQCMS), a diabetes patient registry, at no direct cost. DQCMS offers health care providers and quality improvement coordinators a method to monitor their practice of evidence-based medicine and standards of care set by organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. By tracking population health and enabling data-driven quality improvement, a registry supports health systems in becoming patient-centered medical homes and improving care that is delivered. DQCMS is designed to allow you to:

  • Enter patient data
  • Manage patient records
  • Inform patients of education and care needs
  • Report data

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.