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Delivery of Diabetes Education via Telehealth

Value Proposition:  

The deployment of technology-based telehealth to increase utilization of value-based DSMES services can enable health care organizations to have a positive impact on people with diabetes, providers, employers and the community overall.

If you are interested in more information on this please download and complete our DSMES Technical Assistance Request Form and email it to us at: diabetesheart@isdh.in.gov

Health Systems

What are the benefits of diabetes education via Telehealth for Health Systems?

  • Improves cost-effective care
  • Enables improved care delivery
  • Addresses clinician shortages

What are the benefits for providers? 

  • Facilitates effective chronic care management of diabetes
  • Bridges gap between in-person

What are the benefits for patients with diabetes?  

  • Increase access to quality care
  • Increase convenience for the patient, and thus better insures receipt of DSMES
  • Addresses transportation barriers
  • Creates a more affordable way to reach underserved populations
  • Reduces travel time and thus cost for the patient
  • Allows patients to go to a familiar place where they receive their usual health care
  • Improves care coordination of the patient’s other chronic conditions
  • Reduces risk of readmission to hospital after discharge
  • May provide a safer option for in-person services during COVID

Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Programs

What are the benefits of the Health System delivering DSMES via Telehealth?

  • Invests in innovation and the future direction of health care
  • Enhances critical component of financial strategy
  • Improves value-based care and outcomes
  • Increases market share
  • Supports population health: providing the right care for the right person delivered by the right health care professional in the right way at the right time
  • Improves cost-effective care
  • Enables improved care delivery
  • Meets consumers where they are

What are the benefits of DSMES Program?

  • Facilitates effective chronic care management of diabetes for physician practices in underserved communities
  • Increases productivity by reducing the “no show” rate
  • Addressing consumer demand for telehealth services
  • Can enhance continuity of care between in-person DSMES visits
  • Increases financial sustainability of the DSMES program
  • Improves  patient  access and  convenience resulting in increased participation and completion
  • Increases provider satisfaction –  patient obtains diabetes education where they see their Referring Provider
  • Increases convenience for the patient, and thus better insures receipt of DSMES
  • Addresses transportation barriers
  • Reduces travel time and thus cost for the patient
  • Creates a more affordable way to reach underserved populations
  • Allows patients to go to a familiar place where they receive their usual health care
  • Improves care coordination of the patient’s other chronic conditions
  • Reduces risk of readmission to hospital after discharge
  • May provide a safer option for in-person services during COVID

What are the benefits for the Diabetes Care & Education Specialist?

  • Increases job security
  • Develop a new skill set
  • Increases job satisfaction by reducing No Show rate
  • Supports ADCES's commitment to technology and innovation
  • Supports professional development
  • Supports population health: providing the right care for the right person delivered by the right health care professional in the right way at the right time
  • Increases sphere of influence for positive impact on diabetes prevention and diabetes management in your community

What are the benefits of PWD?

  • Increase access to quality care
  • Increase convenience for the patient, and thus better insures receipt of DSMES
  • Addresses transportation barriers
  • Creates a more affordable way to reach underserved populations
  • Reduces travel time and thus cost for the patient
  • Allows patients to go to a familiar place where they receive their usual health care
  • Improves care coordination of the patient’s other chronic conditions
  • Reduces risk of readmission to hospital after discharge
  • May provide a safer option for in-person services during COVID

What can IDOH provide?

  • A connection to health systems interested in receiving DSMES via telehealth
  • Technical assistance to DSMES programs interested in delivering DSMES via telehealth.
  • Guidance on initiating or enhancing the delivery of diabetes education via telehealth.
  • Support by experts with planning, implementation, evaluation, management, insurance billing and overall sustainability of a telehealth project