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.