Michigan Medicine has ranked in the 90th percentile of the AMGA Foundation’s Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign for its diabetes performance related to lipid management.
The campaign, launched in March 2016, has a goal to improve care for 1 million people with type 2 diabetes by 2019. AMGA Foundation hopes to achieve this goal by leveraging the coordinated delivery systems of 150 participating AMGA members as well as national partners and collaborators.
Each quarter, nearly two-thirds of medical groups and health systems that participate in the campaign report diabetes prevalence and control rates in their patient populations. AMGA Foundation then recognizes participants who are high performers in different areas of diabetes care, such as A1c control, blood pressure control, lipid management and medical attention to nephropathy, in an effort to continue improving diabetes care across the nation.
Based on self-reported data for Q3 2016, Michigan Medicine ranked in the 90th percentile for its lipid management performance for diabetes patients.
“We are pleased to be recognized for excellence in patient care,” says Jennifer Wyckoff, M.D., assistant professor of endocrinology at Michigan Medicine’s Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes. “We have taken many steps over the past 15 years to ensure top quality care for patients with diabetes, including quality metric dashboards and panel managers for our primary care clinics, a comprehensive diabetes education program and working with patient advocates.”
“AMGA congratulates Michigan Medicine for their commitment to care for people with type 2 diabetes,” says Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officer of AMGA. “Lipid management is an incredibly vital component of type 2 diabetes management, as heart disease and stroke are the top causes of death and disability among this population.”
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About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA’s philanthropic arm that enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice. Learn more at amga.org/foundation (link is external).
AMGA (link is external) is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. Learn more at amga.org