Assessment Tool Helps Clinicians Understand and Address Quality-of-Life Concerns for Those With Diabetes, Generating Positive Feedback From Clinicians and Patients | AHRQ Innovations Exchange
AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Highlights Patient-Reported Data to Improve Chronic Disease Care
The latest issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange features programs that use patient-reported data to help manage chronic disease care and reduce costs. One of the featured profiles describes an assessment tool that patients with diabetes can use to identify and address their biggest quality of life concerns. Prior to a visit with a clinician, patients identify their greatest concerns and complete a checklist that defines specific aspects of those concerns. Patients then rate their general sense of well-being. Based on the input, the tool generates a list of potential interventions, including treatment modifications and referrals. The tool enhances communication between providers and patients, facilitates discussions about patients’ greatest concerns, and generates an electronic display that depicts trends in patients’ responses over time. Feedback about the tool from both patients and clinicians has been positive. View more innovation profiles related to the use of technology and patient-reporting to improve chronic disease care on the Innovations Exchange Web site, which contains more than 775 searchable innovations and 1,525 Quality Tools.