Practice Modules


Education-01.pngScreening, Measurement and Self-Management of Blood Pressure Practice Module - September 2019
This module contains a high-level overview of evidence-based information related to cardiovascular health and blood pressure management. It is designed to promote and supplement your current quality improvement efforts.

Download this flyer for some workflow modifications recommended by Quality Insights to help your practice improve patient engagement efforts around hypertension self-management.

Overview: Watch this short video to get an overview of the module. Click here to download the slide deck of the overview


Prediabetes Practice Module - August 2019
This module includes pertinent information regarding prediabetes and referral to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved Diabetes Prevention Programs. It will introduce you to current prevention and screening approaches useful in the point-of-care
identification of patients who may be at risk for prediabetes, referral initiatives to CDC-approved prediabetes programs in Pennsylvania, various ways health disparities impact prediabetes screening and prevention, and resources to engage patients diagnosed with prediabetes, which may reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.


Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Practice Module - May 2019
This module contains a high-level overview of evidence-based information related to diabetes and the utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) in Pennsylvania. It was created to assist clinics and hospitals in promoting and improving their quality improvement efforts, as well as the overall health and well-being of their patient population.


Cholesterol Module - March 2019
This module contains a high-level overview of evidence-based information related to cardiovascular health and cholesterol management. It is meant to be used to promote and improve your clinic or hospital quality improvement efforts.

Sections are highlighted by the “3 A’s” – Awareness, Assessment and Action – and include many tools and resources found in the module as well as the Quality Insights website.

VIDEO: Watch this recorded overview of the Cholesterol Practice Module.


Prediabetes Module - January 2019
This module includes pertinent information regarding prediabetes and referral to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved Diabetes Prevention Programs. It will introduce you to:

  • Current prevention and screening approaches useful in the point-of-care
     identification of patients who may be at risk for prediabetes
  • Referral initiatives to CDC-approved prediabetes programs in PA
  • Various ways health disparities impact prediabetes screening & prevention
  • Resources to engage patients diagnosed with prediabetes, which may reduce
     their chances of developing type 2 diabetes


Medication Adherence - March 2018
Download this module to access clinician resources that will better equip you to help patients with medication adherence as it specifically relates to the chronic disease states of hypertension and diabetes.

This module will introduce you to:
  • The prevalence and effect of nonadherence on healthcare costs
  • Various barriers and solutions for improved medication management
  • Ways you can utilize your care team for effective medication adherence
  • Medication adherence tools and resources for providers, staff and patients


Screening, Measurement & Self-Management of Blood Pressure - January 2018
The purpose of this module is to provide current education information to health care providers that will assist them with:
  • Blood pressure protocols, screening, diagnosis, and goals
  • Engaging patients to better manage their blood pressure through self-
    management
  • Educational resources for medical professionals and patients


Diabetes and Self-Management Education - November 2017
Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and 1.5 million newly diagnosed patients are added to that number each year. And while many advances have been made to help curb this widespread disease, both providers and patients can easily become discouraged when trying to address the individually unique complexities of diabetes within the constraints of a busy clinic setting.

Strategies are needed that will both aid the healthcare provider and empower the diabetic patient to manage their own care on a daily basis. This module includes pertinent information regarding the management of diabetes, including diabetic self-management education (DSME).


Care Teams Module - October 2017
Care teams are groups of primary care staff members who collectively take responsibility for a set of patients. Care teams blend multidisciplinary skills, focusing several people’s insights, rather than a single physician’s, on each patient’s problems. Care teams involve the efficient delegation of responsibilities so that no team member performs duties that do not require their skills. A number of practices have demonstrated that many primary care visits, especially for chronic disease, involve relatively simple matters that could be handled by non-physician team members via protocols or standing orders. 

This module will introduce you to care team concepts by:
  • Offering opportunities to expand current roles/responsibilities within your
    practice in order to improve the health of your patients
  • Exposing new roles for practice consideration, including Community Health
    Workers (CHWs) and pharmacists
  • Suggesting pre-visit, during visit, and post-visit role responsibilities of care
    teams
  • Providing resources for patients explaining their role in the care team


Undiagnosed Hypertension: Hiding in Plain Sight Practice Module - August 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 11 million Americans who have hypertension don't know it and are not receiving treatment to control it, even though most of these individuals have health insurance and visit a health care provider each year. That means potentially millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension are seen by clinicians but remain undiagnosed. While following best practices and providing the highest levels of care, providers can still have patients "hiding in plain sight" who are at risk for or have undiagnosed hypertension. Finding these patients and spreading the word about how other healthcare professionals can find them may help save lives.

To help Pennsylvania providers uncover those patients with undiagnosed hypertension, Quality Insights has developed a module, Undiagnosed Hypertension: Hiding in Plain Sight. This module provides background about the prevalence of undiagnosed hypertension, clinician and patient resources, training videos, and more.