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August 2019 Edition

The Together 2 Goal® campaign is thrilled to announce our Plank Mentors! Plank Mentors are individuals who have excelled at implementing one of the campaign planks within their organization. They are available to you to answer questions, offer expertise, and share lessons learned on a given campaign plank in a one-on-one setting. Our 11 Plank Mentors include:

  • Build an Accountable Diabetes Team - Rae Ann Williams, M.D., FACP, of HealthPartners Care Group
  • Integrate Emotional and Behavioral Support - Mark Greenwood, M.D., of Intermountain Medical Group
  • Refer to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs - Valerie Spier, M.P.H., RD, CDE, of Sutter Health
  • Conduct Practice-Based Screening - Frank Colangelo, M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP, of Premier Medical Associates, P.C.
  • Adopt Treatment Algorithm - Carrie Koenig, M.D., of Mercy
  • Measure HbA1c Every 3-6 Months - Janet Appel, RN, M.S.N., of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Inc.
  • Assess and Address Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O., FACC, of Summit Medical Group, P.A.
  • Contact Patients Not at Goal and with Therapy Change within 30 days - Brian Jameson, D.O., of Geisinger
  • Use a Patient Registry - Brian Shablin, M.D., M.S. of Lehigh Valley Physician Group
  • Embed Point-of-Care Tools - Scott Hines, M.D., of Crystal Run HealthCare
  • Publish Transparent Internal Reports - Stephen Combs, M.D., CPE, FACFE, FAAP, of Ballad Health

Check out our Plank Mentors webpage to learn more and contact a Plank Mentor.

 Questions? Email us at together2goal@amga.org.

Upcoming Dates

Aug. 7: Acclaim Award orientation webinar (learn more)

Aug. 9: Early bird deadline to register for the 2019 AMGA Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL) (learn more)

Aug. 15: Monthly campaign webinar on Embedded Pharmacists in Primary Care (register)

Sept. 19: Monthly campaign webinar on Innovator Track Eye Care Cohort Results (register)

Campaign Spotlight

We are pleased to share that our very own John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer at AMGA, was featured in On Call, a podcast that highlights insights and innovations that drive change in the healthcare industry. In this episode, Dr. Cuddeback describes the creation of a predictive data model for pre-diabetes management and how similar models can be used in electronic health records at the point of care.

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Resource of the Month

Are you interested in participating in live discussions about chronic kidney disease (CKD) and Type 2 diabetes? Check out this series of live, interactive web conferences led by experts in CKD sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In addition to discussing prevalence, risk factors, and screening for CKD in patients with diabetes, these webinars will also consider patient burden and Medicare spending for patients with diabetes and CKD. The series only runs through August 20, so be sure to tune in this month!

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