The Diabetes QIP program is offered as 9 modules and provides a well-documented proven-effective practice-changing educational platform that is highly attractive to hospitals due to current reimbursement and penalty systems. Diabetes and hyperglycemia multiply the risk for patient readmission within 30 days. As the healthcare system is moving towards a "pay-for-performance model", forward-thinking hospitals are increasingly focusing on reducing readmission rates and improving publicly reported quality markers.
The best practice standards for inpatient management of diabetes are well known. The challenge facing hospital systems is to train their clinicians and compel them to practice to these standards. That's what PRESENT DiabetesQIP does so well.