ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association (the Association) today received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Innovation in Continuing Professional Development from the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) for the Diabetes INSIDE initiative.
Diabetes INSIDE, a collaborative initiative with the Association and Intelligent Medical Decisions, Inc. (iMD), examines patient data and provider and staff attitudes toward diabetes management and insulin therapy with a goal toward quality improvement. Diabetes INSIDE combines quality improvement science, tools and techniques with data-driven professional and patient education in a 24-month curriculum that gives healthcare providers the necessary resources to design, implement and measure sustainable change within their clinical systems. Diabetes INSIDE—which is currently being piloted in several institutions throughout the country— is designed to train entire healthcare systems how to make changes using proven science methods.
"The success of this initiative is measured through the improvement of patient outcomes due to professional education and quality improvement as evidenced by the clinical data. This second recognition from ACEHP demonstrates that the Association's professional education program is at the forefront of quality education for health care professionals," said Kristine Paschalis, Director of Professional Education Accreditation, American Diabetes Association.
Paschalis accepted the award on behalf of the Association at the ACEHP annual conference held at the Gaylord National®, National Harbor, Md.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
SOURCE American Diabetes Association