Over the last several months, HealthInfoNet has partnered with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) and the Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) to produce measurement in support of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP).
The National DPP is a partnership of public and private organizations working to address the increasing burden of Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes throughout the country. With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Maine DHHS), led by the Maine CDC, has applied a partner engagement model in the state focused on reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Mainers by increasing enrollment in CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs.
HealthInfoNet serves as one of the Maine CDC’s partners offering services to help increase clinical screening, testing, and referral efforts of people at highest risk for Type 2 Diabetes – especially those individuals enrolled in MaineCare (Medicaid). Using the HIE’s statewide clinical data set, HealthInfoNet is now generating the following measures on a daily basis in support of Maine’s DPP efforts:
- Screening Recommendation for Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
- Eligibility for National DPP Participation
- Risk for Developing Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
To review the specifications for each of the measures, please refer to our online methodology documentation.
HIE participant end users can now find National DPP measurement information for their patients in HealthInfoNet’s Clinical Portal and Health Analytics Reporting Platform (HARP) services. For more information about each service integration, visit our online materials:
“These tools will make it easier for providers to identify and track patients who are eligible for National DPP,” says Feargal Semple, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health Program Manager at the Maine CDC. “This will lead to greater access to National DPP services, help increase enrollment, and decrease risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes for Mainers.”
For questions or additional information about HealthInfoNet’s involvement with Maine’s DPP efforts, please contact our Clinical Education team at email@example.com.