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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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  • Baltimore/DC
    • Fragmented health system approached by employers working with health plans to improve care delivery performance
    • Use eValue8 data from NBCH to measure health plan performance including disease management details—Dennis Scanlon PhD, Penn State, assists
    • Employers ask for diabetes ROI calculator to convince senior management of merits of diabetes care improvement
    • Find variation in performance among four plans with Lewin Group assistance
    • Convene plans with AHRQ and Lewin Group experts to discuss data and consider strategies for performance improvement
    • Employers include disease management performance improvement goals in benefit contracts
    • MABGH provides feedback to NBCH for improvement of eValue8 tool
  • Expected Result: Improved disease management performance through data-driven competition among health plans

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