ACP groups will used cloud-based system for diabetes project

ACP groups will used cloud-based system for diabetes project

February 3, 2012

State chapters of the American College of Physicians will soon begin a diabetes pilot project using a cloud-based health system.

State chapters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) will soon begin a diabetes pilot project using a cloud-based health system.

The ACP recently partnered with CECity.com to expand access to MedConcert, a private social network for healthcare quality improvement and coordination of care. MedConcert allows healthcare professionals to share best practices through learning and action networks, private messaging services to patients, and professional portfolios in support of Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education.

The ACP diabetes test will utilize ACP’s Medical Home Builder, along with an automatically populated PQRS-based diabetes registry, patient survey tools, and a Facebook-like networking capability. Participants in the pilot project will also have access to pay-for-performance and re-certification opportunities.

“This unique platform combines quality improvement tools with educational content, innovative graphics to highlight improvement opportunities and progress, and the ability to create networks of like-minded colleagues through its social networking features,” said Michael Barr, MD, FACP, senior vice president of the Division of Medical Professionalism, Practice & Quality, at ACP.