Improving patient health outcomes through an EHR based quality improvement initiative: A multimedia program description and provider perspective of bridges to excellence (BTE) as a tool for minimizing health disparities in chronic condition management
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Identify how quality improvement initiatives like BTE help to assess providers' gaps in care through EHR utilization; define how the EHR may be used meaningfully so that the disparities in the management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, are addressed;describe BTE and list its program objectives;list at least 3 of the clinical measures that are based on the American Diabetes Association’s recommendations; identify 2 challenges that occurred during the recruitment and implementation stages of the project, and identify how providers overcame workflow and documentation challenges in order to better serve their patients and achieve recognition.
Keyword(s): Diabetes, Computer-Assisted
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a Program Specialist at PCIP, I have managed the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Diabetes Recognition Program, which includes recruiting providers, conducting chart reviews, and providing feedback post-assessment. The project culminated in a multimedia presentation featuring providersâ perspectives, shown during a bureau-wide meeting. Among my research interests are chronic disease management through the utilization of Health IT and the role the built environment plays in the health of urban women.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.