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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Improving Diabetes Care in Communities (continued)

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  • Detroit:
    • Maximize ROI from local teamwork effort
    • Drive improvements in care with evidence-based guidelines
    • Dr. Rod Hayward, U of M, on team suggests improved blood pressure care for diabetics reduces risk for heart disease.
    • Dr. Jerry Yee, HFHS, Leads team and drafts algorithm
    • Dr. David Atkins, AHRQ, corroborates strategy and collaborates on algorithm development and communication plan
    • Dr. Mark Sawka, Oakland Southfield Physicians Group, leads test of algorithm with primary care physicians
    • Jack Slingerland and Paul Miner, Novartis, support independent evaluation of test with data collected and compiled by MPRO, Michigan QIO
  • Expected result: better care coordination between primary care physicians and specialists

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