OTI: Module 5: Patient Empowerment in Action: Putting Barrier Busting into Practice

Lack of time is often cited as the single biggest barrier to optimal diabetes care and a significant contributor to therapeutic inertia. So, how do you prioritize underlying diabetes, helping each diabetes patient quickly achieve and maintain their A1C target while still addressing emergent and co-existing medical challenges? During this webinar, the presenters will discuss simple strategies you can implement right now to modify your workflow and leverage your entire practice as "The Diabetes Intervention”. First, the presenters will walk through a typical patient engagement and workflow process, from pre-visit communication to post-visit follow up. They will then discuss practical and innovative ways to modify your processes, enlist your entire care team, and leverage technology to streamline care and proactively address critical barriers to care plan adherence. Specific recommendations for structuring an effective “diabetes only” visit will also be included.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify ways to leverage the entire care team to help reduce therapeutic inertia
  • Understand how to structure an effective “diabetes only” visit
  • Improve understanding of how effective care coordination can help overcome therapeutic inertia
  • Improve understanding of optimal time frames for scheduling a follow-up visit based on A1C and medication changes
  • Describe how virtual care can be utilized to help overcome therapeutic inertia

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk  & Merck Co., Inc.
American Diabetes Association: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Certificate Program

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