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.

Track Sessions

Session 1: July 13 | 1:45 – 3:00 PM ET

Measuring Diabetes Care Beyond HbA1c and Depression: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), Diabetes Distress and the Future of the Diabetes Recognition Program

Session 2: July 13 | 4:15 -5:15 PM ET

Opportunities for Diabetes Digital Measurement: Patient-Generated Data for Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Distress

Session 3: July 14 | 12:05 -1:35 PM ET

Digital Quality Measure Concepts: Advancing Diabetes Distress Measurement and Leveraging Glucose Management Indicator as a Gateway to CGM Measures Beyond HbA1c

Session 4: July 14 | 3:40 – 5:00 PM ET

Implementing Digital Quality Measure Concepts: Advancing Diabetes Distress Measurement and Leveraging Glucose Management Indicator as a Gateway to CGM Measures Beyond HbA1c

Session 5: July 15 | 12:15 – 1:30 PM ET

Co/Re/Designing the Diabetes Recognition Program:  The Journey to Optimizing Outcomes for Individuals with T1 or T2 Diabetes and Future Perspectives





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.

Michael Barr, MD, MBA, MACP
Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research Group, NCQA

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP is a board-certified internist and executive vice president for the Quality Measurement & Research Group at NCQA. His portfolio at NCQA includes performance measurement development; research; managing NCQA’s contracts and grants portfolio; and contributing to strategic initiatives, public policy and educational programs. Prior to joining NCQA in 2014, Barr was senior vice president, Division of Medical Practice for the American College of Physicians, where he was responsible for promoting patient-centered care through development of programs, services and quality improvement initiatives for internists and other health care professionals.

From 1999–2005, Barr was chief medical officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc., a Joint Commission accredited Federally-Qualified Health Center. He practiced internal medicine full time in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University from 1993–1998 and held various administrative positions, including physician director, Medical Management Programs, for the Vanderbilt Medical Group. From 1989–1993, Barr was an active duty physician in the United States Air Force at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.

Barr has a BS in forest biology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He attended New York University School of Medicine through the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, completed his residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and earned an MBA from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

Barr was a commissioner on the Maryland Health Care Commission (2013–2015), previously served on the Health Information Technology Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup (2010–2012) and is currently on the Board of Trustees of The Horizon Foundation of Howard County.

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