Tulane Medical Center joins Diabetes INSIDE initiative
Tulane is now the fifth health system that has joined the initiative. Diabetes INSIDE, led by the association and Intelligent Medical Decisions Inc., aims to improve patient outcomes and care processes with better tools, science and techniques.
"We are delighted to be working with the association to improve care of people with diabetes, using novel approaches to utilize searches of electronic medical records to determine how well we are doing in meeting the association's Standards of Care,” Vivian Fonseca, chief of endocrinology at Tulane Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, said. “Based on this review, we will be able to provide appropriate education to the primary care physicians to target improvements in care for those patients who need it the most. The tools enabled by the Diabetes INSIDE network are essential for us to enhance care of people with diabetes and keep them healthy.”
The initiative unites various approaches with education rooted in data. The education program lasts between 12 and 18 months. It will help heath care providers offer important resources for implementing, designing and measuring the sustainable quality improvements they can make within their own clinical systems.
"The Diabetes INSIDE initiative engages health systems in making evidence-based changes that will lead to tangible improvements in patient outcomes," Robert Ratner, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association, said. "We are pleased to welcome Tulane Medical Center to this important program, which demonstrates that undertaking quality improvements at the health system level can lead to measurably better care for people living with diabetes."
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