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The Business Side of Diabetes: Surviving as a Clinician in a Business Role

Jun 14, 2021

By Teresa Pearson, MS, RN, Exec MBA, FADCES
Executive Editor of ADCES In Practice
2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ADCES21 is fast approaching and there is something for everyone when it comes to the business side of diabetes. We know many diabetes self-management and education and support (DSMES) programs and National Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) continue to close or are struggling to sustain themselves. We need to find ways to be more efficient while also maintaining quality. This often means going outside the box and outside our comfort zone to meet the needs of people with diabetes while also staying afloat.

The business side of diabetes education track is designed to meet the needs of the busy diabetes care and education specialist who is also charged with the business aspects of the program. Expert presenters share new ways of delivering DSMES, new lines of service beyond DSMES and National DPP and new ways of collaborating to maximize use of limited resources.

As diabetes care and education specialists, we are also challenged with how to demonstrate our outcomes and the value of our services to administrators and payors. Sessions will explore which types of measures to use, how to present them and with whom to share, and which ones are most impactful when promoting your programs. You will learn to address recruitment and referral processes plus other quality improvements in your program. If marketing is a challenge, don't miss the sessions exploring resources to help you build your brand and create clear messaging about your services.

Topic highlights include:

  • Group Visits for Obesity.
  • Implementing a Patient-Reported Outcome to Improve and Sustain DSMES and DPP.
  • Dynamic Distance Diabetes Programming in Rural Alaska.
  • Two Nurses and a Pharmacist Equal One Awesome Team.
  • Umbrella Hub Arrangements in Community-Based Organizations for the National DPP.
  • Articulate Your Program’s Value to Survive.
  • Telehealth Strategies to Increase Access and Profitability for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.
  • Upping Your Advocacy Game: Increase Your Influence and Create Policy Change.
  • Create a DSMES Brand Identity.
  • Take This Job and Love it! Run Your Successful Private Practice and Business.
  • Innovative Interventions to Optimize Primary Care Provider Referrals to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

Browse the full education schedule at ADCES21 and register today.


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