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Friday, October 31, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


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Why is this important?

  • Physical activity play an important role in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes.
  • Assessing and documenting physical activity of patients allows providers and diabetes teams to see the strengths and weaknesses of the care provided.

What type of data do we use?

  • Physical activity is assessed using health factors in the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record.
  • Health factors are located on the Wellness Tab.
  • To find the health factors, click the add button; the first one is activity level.
  • Click the plus sign, to see the four options and select the appropriate option.
  • Document a free text comment if desired.
  • Then click the add button to add physical activity assessment to the patient's medical record.
  • Click here for more information and training on IHS EHR.
  • iCare is a Population Management software used with EHR. down arrow up arrow
    • Helps you efficiently manage the care of your patients.
    • Provides a comprehensive view of patient information.
    • Used to develop a customized diabetes registry of patients with diabetes you have seen
    • Use the template to select clinical measures to track, including physical activity.
      • Show which patients need physical activity assessed/reassessed.
      • Forward to patient scheduling to include in next clinic visit
  • Click here for more information and training on iCare.
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Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov