Track 6: Rethinking Diabetes Care in the Digital Age

Innovations in diabetes treatment and technology are transforming diabetes care. This track’s goal is to advance patient-centered outcomes by forging consensus for e-diabetes quality measurement and e-diabetes care.

This track will cover the following:

  • Overview of E-diabetes care and quality measure landscape focusing on Glycemic Control and Behavioral Health
  • Best Clinical Practices Today beyond A1C and general depression screening
  • New Measure Concepts at the Population Health Level
    • Advancing Diabetes Distress (DD) Measurement and Leveraging Glucose Management Indicator (GMI) as a Gateway to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Measures Beyond A1C
  • Clinical Workflow Considerations and Implementation

Track Leads

Maureen Hennessey, PhD, CPCC, CPHQ
Senior Vice President, Director of Value Transformation, PRECISIONvalue

Dr. Hennessey is SVP, Director of Value Transformation for PRECISIONvalue. The Value Transformation Practice provides thought leadership and consultation to support value-based care initiatives throughout the healthcare ecosystem. Since joining PRECISIONvalue, Maureen has led development of more than 500 strategic quality initiatives with 35 clients in 17 therapeutic areas, including diabetes. Maureen’s experience offers more than 3 decades of expertise as a healthcare executive, clinician, academician, innovator, and coach. She has extensive experience as both a clinician and healthcare executive with health/behavioral health plans, IDNs, and quality and population health management programs. She has developed innovative products and strategies for healthcare executives and access decision makers around the nation. Under her executive leadership, organizations have received recognition from eValue8, NCQA, and the National Academy of Medicine for innovative strategies that have reduced hospital readmissions, improved patient safety, and enhanced patient engagement through the use of interventions that have included telehealth and addressed social determinants of health (SDOH).

Maureen has served on national quality panels and committees for NCQA, the National Quality Forum, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, and URAC, and is a participant with the NCQA Industry Council on Health Care Quality. She is a nationally recognized expert on physical and behavioral health integration and chaired the technical expert panel on physical and behavioral health integration for the National Quality Forum’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Project, funded by CMS. Maureen received her doctorate in clinical-community psychology and holds certifications in coaching and healthcare quality, and is a licensed psychologist in 2 states. She is a peer reviewer with Journal of Participatory Medicine and an author and speaker on quality, population health, value-based care, and SDOH.

Brad Ryan, MD
Chief Product Officer, NCQA

Dr. Brad Ryan is NCQA’s first ever Chief Product Officer. His addition to NCQA leadership signals the organization’s commitment to build on its existing quality measurement expertise with the promise of new technology, digital measurement and telehealth. He leads NCQA’s pioneering work in digital quality transformation and manages growth and evolution of its existing health care measurement, evaluation and improvement programs.

Dr. Ryan’s prior work includes numerous assists with NCQA’s digital quality initiatives, most recently as co-founder and Chief Solutions & Product Officer at Apervita, a collaborative platform for value-based health care. He also supported NCQA’s Natural Language Processing work with UPMC Enterprises. Dr. Ryan’s professional background is a “perfect storm” of skills and experience for the newly-created position. In addition to Apervita, Brad has held leadership roles at IMS Health and McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Ryan earned his medical degree at John’s Hopkins School of Medicine. He studied engineering, computer science and mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama. To this day, he remains firmly committed to “Roll Tide” and to his family and friends in Alabama.

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