Self-management—a patient’s day-to-day decision making about their chronic health condition-- is an essential component in an integrated healthcare model. Evidence shows that building self-management skills is good for all of us:
We are working with providers in Idaho and Washington to improve care for people with diabetes by: expanding access to Stanford University’s evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), reaching out to underserved Medicare populations with higher rates of diabetes;; and optimizing technology and clinical workflows to improve population health management.
Expanding access and increasing referrals to Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management Program
Stanford’s suite of chronic disease self-management workshops has taken root in both Idaho and Washington thanks to multiple state and local efforts to offer these programs. Qualis Health supports efforts to expand workshops in diverse areas of the state and help identify, engage and recruit Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes or pre-diabetes to complete DSMP workshops.
Qualis Health partners with community organizations, health care systems, Area Agencies on Aging, state departments, and other groups to provide workshops and leader trainings throughout Idaho and Washington.
Providing Technical Assistance for implementing DSMP workshops
Qualis Health can help partners implement their self-management program with best practices for project management including workshop scheduling, promotion, participant attraction and retention, budget, program sustainability, and evaluation.
Using Health Information Technology (HIT) and Optimizing Workflows to Improve Performance Measures and Maximize Reimbursement
Technical assistance is available for:
Please visit our Selected Resources page for information and tools that help with diabetes care and quality improvement.