Pharmacy Quality Improvement Initiative
Improving Population Health/Reducing Low-Value Care in Primary Care through Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) or Professional Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (proCGM)
CTC-RI and RI Department of Health, in collaboration with URI College of Pharmacy, kicked off a 2-year, data-driven, pharmacy quality improvement initiative to improve the management of hypertension and diabetes through team-based care in August. The goal of this pharmacy-led, team-based care initiative is to provide primary care practices with an interprofessional quality improvement learning opportunity with the aim of improving the management of hypertension or diabetes using ABPM and proCGM, respectively. All participating practices chose to work on ProCGM over the 2 years with the expectation of increased growth/utilization over time by the number of patients, providers, and sites. At the August Kickoff meeting, program expectations were reviewed and Dr. Ankur Shah presented on ABPM best practices. The meeting concluded with sharing of ProCGM resources and discussion about what practices hope to gain from the program. The following practices are participating in this initiative:
- Anchor Medical Associates
- Coastal Medical Physicians
- Medical Associates of RI
- Miriam Hospital Ambulatory Clinic
- Providence Community Health Center
- RI Primary Care Physicians Co.
UnitedHealthcare and RI Department of Health provided financial support for this pharmacy quality improvement initiative.