Practice Modules


StrokePatientCircleIcon_150.jpg Prevention Strategy: Cholesterol Management - August 2020

High cholesterol and cardiac disease go hand in hand. While high cholesterol can be inherited, it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices which make it preventable and treatable. This module provides evidence-based information related to cardiovascular health and cholesterol management.



b6f3f044-76d5-46fd-aa5a-6ad64e8c543b.pngDiabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Practice Module - June 2020 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 34 million Americans have diabetes and face its devastating consequences. What’s true nationwide is also true in Pennsylvania. This module from Quality Insights provides evidence-based information related to diabetes and the utilization of DSMES in PA. It was created to assist clinics and hospitals in promoting and improving their quality improvement efforts, specifically related to improving referral to DSMES services across their patient population.

Overview: Watch this short video which highlights some of the key information and resources that are included in the DSMES Pratice Module.  You can download the slide deck for the overview here.


NursePatientCircleIcon.jpgSocial Determinants of Health Practice Module - June 2020
According to the CDC, social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play, which affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. This new practice module from Quality Insights contains a high-level overview of the SDOH related to hypertension, diabetes, health outcomes, and ways that providers can address SDOH through patient assessment.

SDOH Workflow Modifications: Download this list of suggested SDOH-related workflow modifications and select at least one to implement in your practice. 


Diabetes2-01-(2).jpgCholesterol Management Practice Module - April 2020
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.

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


cardiac-01.jpgUndiagnosed Hypertension Hiding in Plain Sight Practice Module - March 2020
According to the Million Hearts® national campaign, of the 75 million Americans who have hypertension, almost half do not have the condition under control. About 11 million of them don't know their blood pressure (BP) is too high and are not receiving treatment to control it, even though most of these individuals have health insurance and visit a healthcare provider each year. This suggests that 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. This module provides healthcare providers with education that will assist them in understanding and addressing the problem of undiagnosed hypertension. 

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


EducationCircleIcon2-cropped.jpgClinical Decision Support Practice Module - Feb 2020
When implemented correctly, clinical decision support (CDS) tools can help reduce the risk of medical errors and improve the overall quality of care delivery. The CDS Practice Module from Quality Insights offers a wealth of CDS information, resources and educational materials to help PA healthcare professionals optimize the use of CDS in their practices. 

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

CDS Workflow Modifications: Download this list of suggested CDS workflow modifications and select at least one to implement in your practice. Need help with implementation? Quality Insights is available to support your workflow modification efforts at no cost.


antipsycotics-01.jpgMedication Adherence Practice Module - November 2019
75% of Americans have trouble taking their medications as directed. Taking medication correctly may seem like a basic component of the treatment process, but nonadherence (or not taking medication as directed) is a problem of international importance that impacts all diagnostic and demographic groups. This module contains a high-level overview of evidence-based information related to medication management and adherence. It is designed to promote and supplement your current quality improvement efforts.

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


CardiacHealth2CircleIcon.jpgScreening, 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


data-icon.pngPrediabetes 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.


DiabetesNavy-01.pngDiabetes 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.


patients-father-and-daughter_cropped-(1).jpgCholesterol 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.


Education-01-(1).jpgPrediabetes 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