Diabetes Centers of Excellence

Active Communications International presents a two-day conference examining the impact the diabetes epidemic is having on the delivery system and how hospitals are responding.

From the event site:

“Roughly 26 million Americans have diabetes and the number is expected to soar in the coming years, reaching nearly half of all Americans by 2020. Diabetes is responsible for $116 billion in direct medical costs annually. Hospitals and health systems will be challenged in the coming years to improve health for this population.

* About 26 million Americans have diabetes — 19 million diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed.
* Diabetes is responsible for $116 billion in direct medical costs and $58 billion in indirect costs.
* Diabetics are at higher risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure than the general population.
* Much of the demand for diabetes care will come on the outpatient side.

The already alarming still growing wave of diabetes cases is crashing into a health care delivery system that was not designed to handle chronic disease. The epidemic will test whether the health care field can transform itself to meet the demands of the disease and the Affordable Care Act.

Estimates show that by 2050 between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 Americans will have the diabetes. Reasons for the spike include the aging population, growth of the populations at high-risk of type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes who are living longer. At the same time that the number of diabetics is increasing, health reform will do away with the barriers that blocked their access to care.

Key Topics:

How to Plan & Develop Diabetes Centers & Programs from the Ground Up to Deliver High Quality Care

Emerging trends & strategic opportunities in diabetes care & treatment: Positioning for success

Joint Commission certification of distinction & recertification
Nuts & bolts of business/medical management of diabetes programs
Planning and development of a diabetes center: What is required to make your Diabetes Center of Excellence vision a reality?
Understanding the considerations involved in the planning and development of a Diabetes Center of Excellence
Financial aspects of a diabetes program: reimbursements, present business models, financial aspects
Ensuring patient safety and compliance with regulations
Examining the most up-to-date and effective technologies to achieve more efficient workflow and improved patient care
Understanding the clinical applications and future Advancements
Successful strategies for performance and quality outcomes measurement in Diabetes programs and services
Seamlessly integrating Diabetes with other service lines
Navigating the Affordable Care Act
Marketing the benefits of your center for competitive advantage: diabetes public awareness and outreach programs
Emerging trends and future challenges in diabetes
Project experiences and clinical scenarios, and future advancements
Developing teams that focus on inpatient diabetes management to formulate blood sugar management protocols, serve as a staff resource and educate patients newly diagnosed with diabetes
Examining the role of technology in blood sugar control and patient safety
Implementing doctor and staff education–critical to the success of inpatient diabetes programs
Discharge and care transition planning as part of inpatient services for diabetic patients

Who Will Attend

This conference is designed for Senior Level Executives, Vice Presidents, Administrators, Directors and Managers within hospitals, health systems, federal and state agencies, as well as healthcare consultants. Academic Medical Centers, Teaching Hospitals, and Community Hospitals are also encouraged to attend.

CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, Administrators, Chair, Vice Presidents
Diabetes Directors & Managers, Clinic Directors, Pediatricians
Clinical Excellence, Patient Care, Pediatric Nurse Navigators, Registered Nurses


Registered nurses
Nurse practitioners
Registered dietitians
Physician assistants
Exercise physiologists
Physical therapists

For more information contact:

Jessie Mahne
(414) 221-1700 x165

Xconomy readers may use the promo code DCE1 to register online at a discount, or may use the promo code DCE15 to register via e-mail with Jessie Mahne at jmahne@acius.net.