Improving Disease Management 

In recognition of American Diabetes Month and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, this issue of QIO News looks at innovative approaches to disease self-management; reducing antipsychotics in dementia care and nursing homes; and improving caregiver and community support. We also feature a preview of the 2018 CMS Quality Conference.

CMS’ subject matter expert for the Everyone with Diabetes Counts program provides an update on the QIO Program’s work in the area of diabetes care. 
The 2018 CMS Quality Conference will bring together 2,500 health quality stakeholders in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss strategies for advancing patient-centered care. Here’s a sneak peek. 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ QIO Program recently awarded 11 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations funding for 14 Special Innovation Projects. Read about them here. 
New CMS data shows the Partnership met its initial goals by the end of 2016; see the numbers and learn what’s next for the Partnership. 
As a participant in atom Alliance’s nursing home collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., was able to reduce the number of residents on antipsychotic medications. Learn how. 
Health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Wednesday, November 8, for its next National Learning & Action Network online training, which will focus on physician engagement and diabetes prevention. 
Did You Know? 
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) launched the new Diabetes Discoveries and Practice (DDP) blog. Join thought leaders, health care professionals, and researchers to create a dialogue on emerging trends and practical applications in diabetes prevention and management. Click here to learn more.