Objective 1: Optimize Provider and Team Behavior
NDEP maintains an online resource (www.betterdiabetescare.nih.gov) to help health care professionals design and implement more effective health care delivery systems for those with diabetes Three specific objectives that outline practical strategies to achieve each are included on this and the next two slides Objective 1 Optimize provider and team behavior: the care team should prioritize timely and appropriate intensification of lifestyle and/or pharmaceutical therapy of patients who have not achieved beneficial levels of blood pressure, lipid, or glucose control1 As outlined on this slide, the following strategies each have been shown to optimize provider and team behavior and thereby catalyze reduction in A1C, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol2 Explicit goal setting with patients Identifying and addressing language, numeracy, or cultural barriers to care Integrating evidence-based guidelines and clinical information tools into the process of care; and Incorporating care management teams including nurses, pharmacists, and other providers144References Davidson MB. How our current medical care system fails people with diabetes: lack of timely, appropriate clinical decisions. Diabetes Care 2009;32:370–372. American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S50.