To assist primary care practices with disease management, patient education, patient centered medical home (PCMH) requirements, meaningful use, and physician incentive payments, the Greater Flint Health Coalition has created the Community Diabetes Registry to track and monitor data to improve the care of patients with diabetes.
The Community Diabetes Registry is a free, HIPAA-compliant, web-based database that captures patient demographic and diabetes care measures. It allows for the identification, tracking, and monitoring of individuals with diabetes at the patient, provider, and practice level. The Community Diabetes Registry produces a number of valuable reports including:
- Printed point of care patient reports to remind practitioners of needed tests and interventions as well as record keeping responsibilities
- Printed patient progress reports or report cards to provide information and education about patient improvement or areas of concern
- Exception reports to identify patients due for care and those whose results are not in acceptable ranges
- Stratified population reports to look at patient outcomes for a provider or across a practice
Getting started with a registry requires a good amount of data entry. To assist practices in implementing the Community Diabetes Registry, the Greater Flint Health Coalition has secured limited resources to help practices with data entry.
For a demonstration of the Community Diabetes Registry or to learn more about integrating this free tool into your practice, please contact Lori Kunkel, Vice President of Programs at the Greater Flint Health Coalition by phone at (810) 232-2228 or email.