Providers as Stakeholders
Diabetes care providers are an important part of this research and diabetes care because they provide valuable medical involvement on the disease care and management. Providers know which diabetes self-management activities are the most effective, which are the most challenging for patients to implement regularly, and the consequences of poor self-management. Furthermore, providers are the experts who routinely evaluate patients’ health and can identify performance measures for improvement of care.
How are Providers Involved?
We are interested in representation from primary care and specialist providers for diabetes patients. Provider stakeholders include physicians, nurses, clinics, or hospitals. We are seeking representation from care facilities of varying size (small/large clinics and hospitals), with diverse patient demographics (income, race, etc.), from a diverse geographic setting (urban and rural) in Texas. Examples of provider categories that we are interested in include, but are not limited to:
- Primary Care Physician
- Nurse/Diabetes Educator
- Exercise Trainer
Involvement will exercise your medical expertise to improve patient care of diabetes. Using your experience, the stakeholder network can better understand the short- and long-term medical implications of lifestyle and behavior modifications in diabetes management.
Partnership can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Guide the stakeholder network on current provider involvement in patient health
- Guide the stakeholder network on future provider involvement in patient health
- Identification/recommendation of performance measures
- Feedback/critique of research solutions developed
- Guidance on solution implementation
If you are a diabetes care provider interested in this project, please Contact Us.