Diabetes Prevention, Screening and Treatment Focus of New Medical Home Builder 2.0 Module.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2012

To help physicians improve care of diabetic patients, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has added a new module, Manage Diabetes Mellitus, to Medical Home Builder 2.0. Medical Home Builder 2.0 provides primary care practices with an easy-to-use, self-paced means to improve office operations, quality and/or transition to a Patient-Centered Medical Home model. Inexpensive and practical, Medical Home Builder 2.0 features 15 modules, an online community and hundreds of online resources in a virtual library.

Preventing, screening and treating diabetes is the focus of the newest module added to the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) online practice management tool,Medical Home Builder 2.0. A robust yet easy-to-use online tool, Medical Home Builder 2.0 enables physicians and their staffs to measure and—where needed—improve patient care, office procedures and procedural care workflows according to the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.

Manage Diabetes Mellitus brings the number of Medical Home Builder 2.0 modules to 15—covering a wide range of practice management and medical issues. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and 18.3 million people or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population have been diagnosed. With an estimated seven million undiagnosed cases in the U.S., rates and complications from diabetes are expected to rise.

“Medical Home Builder 2.0 will help practices improve patient care and increase office efficiency,” said Dr. Michael Barr, ACP’s senior vice president for the division of medical practice, professionalism and quality. “The module on diabetes mellitus is the first of a growing series to help practices apply the attributes of the patient-centered medical home to specific clinical conditions. Modules that address adult immunization, depression, chronic pain management and other clinical topics are currently in development.”

MHB 2.0 users are enrolled in an online community of practices that are committed to improving patient care and identifying office efficiencies based on the PCMH model. A PCMH facilitates partnerships among individual patients and their providers and, when appropriate, the patient’s family. Ultimately, a PCMH may allow better access to health care, increase satisfaction with care and improve health. Read More