The purpose of study was to incorporate evidence-based medication use into patient self-care, the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program, and the decision support functions of the electronic medical record (EMR) system of a local federally qualified community health center.
The primary aims were to:
- Improve the rate of scheduled diabetes care follow-up visits, to enhance the opportunity for anti-diabetes treatment and treatment intensification
- increase medication knowledge and awareness
- Improve provider-patient communication
- Improve adherence to evidence-based prescribed medication.
The secondary aims are
- to increase participation rates of DSME classes
to improve prescription documentation of Comparative Effectiveness Research Summary
Guides (CERSGs) oral and insulin medications.