Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded funding to the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) under its grant opportunity, "Improving the Health of Americans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke." Under this grant, RIDOH has implemented its Care, Community and Equity Program with 24 practices and is contracting with CTC-RI for both practice facilitation and data management services.
In partnership with RIDOH, CTC-RI has been successful in designing a data management platform with a conscious effort to reduce practice reporting burdens. Practices participating in the RIDOH Care, Community and Equity program now have access to:
- A centralized, secure RIDOH web portal used to submit clinical quality performance information;
- Data displays of practice and cohort performance on cardiovascular, diabetes and self-measurement of blood pressure measures, including performance against established thresholds;
- A guidebook on how to enter information into the portal, measurement specifications and contract requirements;
- A centralized location for resources and announcements.