Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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Optimizing Diabetes Care Delivery for the Quadruple Aim

The Quadruple Aim is a prevailing strategic objective across U.S. healthcare delivery among systems, care settings and practitioners. It strives to positively impact:

  1. The health of populations (population health)
  2. Quality of the patient’s care experience
  3. Costs associated with care
  4. Meaningfulness of the provider’s experiences

Diabetes care and education specialists are well-positioned to contribute to each component within the Quadruple Aim, which is why it was added as a pillar of the new vision for the specialty: We strive to offer care that positively impacts quality and cost of care and enhances the experience for both the person with diabetes and the provider.  

Featured AADE Blog Post


New Vision for the Specialty Focuses on Achieving the Quadruple Aim

By Jan Kavookjian, PhD, MBA, FAPhA

Read about Jan’s unique experience as someone who has been studying outcomes of person-centered diabetes education and behavior change for 25 years in academia and now as a Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coach. She believes there has been no time of greater excitement and anticipation for diabetes education/management/support than now.

Related Education

Recorded Webinar: AADE’s Vision of the Future for the Specialty Offers Opportunities to Ride the Population Health Wave demonstrates how embracing the population health framework can help diabetes care and education specialists to better define and expand their roles, as well as drive positive disease outcomes. 1 CE, 60 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Articulating Your Program’s Value in Evolving Models of Care will give you the tools to demonstrate how you improve outcomes and save money. 1 CE, 60 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Survival Strategies: A Panel Discussion to Manage and Grow a Successful Diabetes Education Service offers tools, resources and tips for increasing the reach, impact and cost effectiveness of your services. 1 CE, 60 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Use of Outcomes Data and Marketing Strategies to Sustain Diabetes Programs will show you how focusing on pertinent data collection can provide your diabetes education program information to share with providers to increase referrals. .5 CE, 30 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Leveraging Digital Health to Expand Diabetes Health Services for Value-based Carewill show how using digital tools at the population health level provides patient-generated health data to support the care team members working at the top of their license and also ease provider burden. .5 CE, 30 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Implementation of Medicare Annual Wellness Visits by Diabetes Specialists in Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models reviews how Medicare Annual Wellness Visits provide a way for to demonstrate value in primary care and evolving healthcare delivery models. .5 CE, 30 minutes

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