Hospital Management of T2DM: Ensuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum to Reduce Readmission

Hospital Management of T2DM: Ensuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum to Reduce Readmission

A series of Live Grand Rounds Presentations and an On-demand Webcourse

Welcome to "Hospital Management of T2DM: Ensuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum to Reduce Readmission.” This CME-certified initiative is intended for endocrinologists, hospitalists, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with type 2 diabetes. A series of live CME-certified in-hospital presentations will be held at locations nationwide in 2016 and an on-demand webcourse will be available in Summer 2016.

Program Description:

The implementation of national quality initiatives has increased the urgency for hospitals to reduce same-cause 30-day hospital readmissions. According to the most recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, patients with diabetes account for approximately 480,958 in-patient stays at hospitals per year, with a 30-day readmission rate of 20.3%.

Hospital Management of T2DM: Ensuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum to Reduce Readmission addresses this issue by presenting strategies for greater individualization of T2DM therapy and greater coordination between the patient and the entire diabetes health care team upon discharge.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Individualize therapies for T2DM during hospital stay and upon release, accounting for patient presentation, comorbidities, and cause for admission to reduce risk of readmission due to diabetes-related complications
  • Implement strategies to improve glycemic control, including in patients receiving insulin, while minimizing hypoglycemia risk
  • Engage clinical pharmacists to ensure care coordination and educate patients and caretakers about diabetes management
  • Appreciate the impact of national quality initiative requirements for the management of T2DM patients and analyze in- and out-patient management modalities that may impact overall quality of care

Accreditation Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements:

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.