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Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Peer Review Office Visits

Peer Review Office Visits

Patients visit a clinician peer of their regular primary care physician. Patients are scheduled to come in for a peer review office visit—a structured, 30-minute office visit conducted by a clinician peer of the patient’s primary care provider. During the visit, the clinician peer’s goals are to focus only on control of diabetes, systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and to improve overall cardiovascular and diabetes care.…
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Remote Video Interpreting Services

Remote Video Interpreting Services

Patients with limited English proficiency receive interpretation services via a two-way remote video link. Language interpretation services are offered via remote video technology that uses existing laptops and clinic intranet to connect providers and patients with an interpreting center. Instead of using in-person or external telephone-based interpreter services, patients see and are seen by interpreters via a two-way audio and video link.…
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Point of Care Automated Medication Delivery System

Point of Care Automated Medication Delivery System

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Patients receive diabetes medication at their doctor’s office, utilizing an automated medication delivery system.

An automated medication-delivery system allows physicians to fulfill prescriptions for diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol medicines at the time of the clinic visit. Based on prescriptions entered into electronic…
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Patient Care Management and Rewards Program

Patient Care Management and Rewards Program

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Patients receive cash incentives for positive health behaviors and health outcomes.

Nurses lead a comprehensive care management program which includes a cash incentive program for uninsured patients suffering from either hypertension or diabetes. The patient-centered program focuses on education and self-management. Patients who show positive heal…
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Nurse-Telephone Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management System

Nurse-Telephone Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management System

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Patients received monthly calls from nurses to discuss their disease risk management.

In this study, nurses call patients each month for a year to discuss the patients’ cardiovascular disease risk management. The conversations contain both standard and tailored components. The nurses’ discussions …
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Communicating Risk Information Using Technology

Communicating Risk Information Using Technology

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Patients received an individualized multimedia presentation on cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Patients with type 2 diabetes view an individually tailored multimedia presentation designed for a low-literacy, Spanish-speaking audience. The presentation informs patients about their own cardiovascular disease risk and facilitate…
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