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Module 5: Patient Empowerment in Action: Putting Barrier Busting into Practice
Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Module 5 - 2021
Module 5: Patient Empowerment in Action: Putting Barrier Busting into Practice
Note: Participants have until December 31, 2022 to complete this module.

Lack of time is often cited as the single biggest barrier to optimal diabetes care and a significant contributor to therapeutic inertia. So, how do you prioritize underlying diabetes, helping each diabetes patient quickly achieve and maintain their A1C target while still addressing emergent and co-existing medical challenges? During this webinar, the presenters will discuss simple strategies you can implement right now to modify your workflow and leverage your entire practice as "The Diabetes Intervention”. First, the presenters will walk through a typical patient engagement and workflow process, from pre-visit communication to post-visit follow up. They will then discuss practical and innovative ways to modify your processes, enlist your entire care team, and leverage technology to streamline care and proactively address critical barriers to care plan adherence. Specific recommendations for structuring an effective “diabetes only” visit will also be included.

Instructors: Eden Miller, DO and Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM

Learning objectives:
  • Identify ways to leverage the entire care team to help reduce therapeutic inertia.
  • Improve understanding of how effective care coordination (i.e. “diabetes only visits”) can help overcome therapeutic inertia.
  • Improve understanding of optimal time frames for scheduling a follow-up visit based on A1C and medication changes.
  • Describe how virtual care can be utilized to help overcome therapeutic inertia.

  • About Instructors:

Eden Miller, DO is a Family Practitioner at High Lakes Health Care in Bend, Oregon, where she shares a practice with her husband, Dr. Kevin Miller. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Miller has cultivated a special interest in diabetes, after developing type 1 diabetes while in medical school. Out of that personal experience, her practice has extended into a subspecialty in diabetes care.

Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, is a Nurse Practitioner, board-certified in both adult health and advanced diabetes management for over 20 years. She is a nationally recognized speaker and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, podcasts, and webinars. She is also a veteran of the US Army Nurse Corp.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2022
Cost: Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 ACPE Credit
1 ANCC Credit
1 AAPA Credit
1 CDR Credit
1 COP Credit
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