Improving Hypertension _ Diabetes Control and Prevention
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check it out: Quality Insights Releases New Medication Adherence Learning Module  

med adherence module Quality Insights is pleased to announce the release of it's new Medication Adherence Practice Module that is designed to promote and supplement your current quality improvement efforts. Below are a few highlighted features included in the module:
  • Updated tools and tip sheets for promoting medication adherence in your clinic setting
  • Patient-friendly resources including free medication tracking phone app options, text alert reminder tool, cost reduction options, and medication wallet card
  • Workflow modification flyer providing a variety of options to consider for improved medication adherence outcomes
Quality Insights offers a variety of practice modules to meet your specific needs. We encourage you to download your free copies today . Contact your Practice Transformation Specialist to request print copies to share with your practitioners and staff.
want to improve patient medication adherence rates?: engage a pharmacist as part of the care team  

pharmacist with patient New collaborative care models identify pharmacists as valuable contributors to the health care team, especially because they often work in the local community , are readily accessible, and can increase patient awareness of the importance of medication adherence. Research has shown real value in pharmacists' management of diabetes and heart disease.  
Interested in learning more about ways you can work together with a pharmacist to improve patient medication adherence outcomes? Consider contacting a pharmacist near you to learn about the services they offer and/or review the following resources:
e-learning: education at your fingertips

Numbers It's a new year and a great time to run your current National Quality Forum (NQF) measure 0018 and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) 347 data as a means to develop a quality improvement plan in 2020. Sharing this data with providers and members of your care team can help highlight current standings and help start conversations about improvement activities and goals.

Your Quality Insights Practice Transformation Specialist will be contacting your practice in coming weeks to discuss Annual Data Collection. If you would like assistance in preparing or disseminating your data, please reach out to us at any time.
mark your calendar: upcoming events

Do you know about a local diabetes prevention or hypertension events taking place near you? Email details to Cindy Biederman i f you'd like to have it featured in our upcoming newsletters.
contact information

For more details about the Improving Hypertension and Diabetes Care & Prevention project, please contact Robina Montague.
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Funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and 
Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Publication number PADOH-HD-010620