The Emory Diabetes Management Program (DMP) is a four-core chronic care management model including 1) specialized ambulatory program led by educators and advanced practitioners, 2) inpatient care protocols, 3) education of healthcare professionals through webinars, live sessions and “train-the-trainer” program, and 4) surveillance and data sharing/monitoring. The DMP goal is to reduce the percentage of patients within the Emory Healthcare System with A1c >9% to <15%. We report our results from 02/01/18 to 01/31/2019. Among 27,061 patients, the overall % of patients with A1c >9% reduced from 20.5% to 17.2%, with improvement observed in all clinic operating units-- primary care (19.4 to 16.2%), family medicine (24.2% to 21.9%) and endocrinology (23.3 to 18.8%). Among 922 patients referred to the specialized ambulatory program (core 1), 644 participated (DMP) and 278 declined participation (No-DMP). DMP participants had greater improvement in A1c from baseline (-1.3%±2.5 vs. -0.5%±2.1, p<0.01), and a reduction in % of patients with A1c >9% by 26% (from 64% to 38%) vs. 12% (from 61% to 49%) compared to No-DMP group, p<0.01. The Emory-DMP, is an effective population management program for improving diabetes care, with significant reduction in the number of patients with poor control diabetes.
R.J. Galindo: Advisory Panel; Self; Lilly Diabetes. Consultant; Self; Valeritas, Inc. Research Support; Self; Novo Nordisk Inc. Other Relationship; Self; UpToDate. L. Peng: None. Z.T. Smith: None. S. Jacobs: None. M.K. Khosravanipour: None. F.E. Turton: None. C.M. Masi: None. G.J. Esper: None. B. Wylde: None. P.A. Castellano: Advisory Panel; Self; American Association of Medical Colleges. Board Member; Self; Vizient Inc. G.E. Umpierrez: None.