Diabetes Management in the Medical Home
Press Release: Diabetes Management in the Medical Home

Thursday, January 26, 2012
1:30-2:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Sea Girt NJ USA -- January 12, 2012: After adjusting for population, age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes, according to 2011 data from the American Association of Diabetes.

Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC), a network of 16 federally qualified community health centers located across six counties in New York's Hudson Valley, uses a patient-centered team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, RNs, LPNs, medical assistants (MAs), certified diabetes educators, nutritionists and community health workers (Patient Care Partners) to manage its diabetic population.

HRHC's Diabetes Collaborative program, in place for over 12 years, combines attributes from both the Institute for Health Improvement and the Wagner Chronic Care Model, to manage diabetic care for more than 3,400 adult patients.

During Diabetes Management in the Medical Home, a 45-minute webinar on January 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Kathy Brieger, R.D., C.D.E., chief operations officer at HRHC, will share the inside details on the diabetes management program and the program's impact on its diabetic patients. Brieger will share how to:

  • Identify and assess patients for diabetes management, including an analysis of literacy and learning and social barriers that could impact outcomes for complex patients;
  • Train staff and report quality data to drive further performance improvement;
  • Use "Conversation Maps," other self management support programs and community resources in diabetes education; and
  • Assign measures for program evaluation and reimbursement, along with the results Hudson River has achieved.

For more information or to register, please contact HIN at 888-446-3530 or visit:

Who Will Benefit?

Presidents/CEOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, case managers, quality improvement executives, disease management directors, managers and coordinators and health plan executives.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to mmatthews@hin.com. We will attempt to answer your questions during the conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and time-efficient).

Gather your team around the table on January 26th for one low single-participant price. You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Its so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.


Your registration fee covers one webinar login and one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided before the program date via e-mail.

Can't make it on January 26th?

Order the audio CD and written materials, Training DVD or choose the On-Demand Option!

P.S. Please forward this news announcement to your colleagues who might find it useful.
Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, notice is required at least seven business days prior to the webinar. With proper notice, fees are refunded minus a $40 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received with less than seven days notice. The Healthcare Intelligence Network reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an audio conference due to unforeseen circumstances.