The T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) brings together 21 clinics across the United States that treat over 40,000 individuals with type 1 diabetes. QIC member clinics share data via the T1D Quality Improvement platform to measurably improve the lives of individuals with type 1 diabetes.
By actively participating in the Collaborative, clinicians and the professional staff who support them can identify areas of unmet need in their clinic and make small changes in care. These changes are then scaled up to create best practices that are shared with other QIC clinics.
Over a two-year period, the Collaborative has seen significant success in improving patient care, including:
- 15% increase in the acceptance and use of continuous glucose monitoring, with some clinics achieving over 25%
- 64% increase in depression screening
- (Metric?) Overcoming barriers to tighter blood sugar control and monitoring, such as fears of hypoglycemia
What Need does QIC Meet?
Most new, market-approved treatments and devices only have data about their effectiveness within the confines of a formal study; this data is insufficient to fully guide providers in a real-world setting. QIC clinics fill this gap by conducting studies and gathering information during their daily practice that can provide evidence about the effectiveness of a treatment strategy or intervention at a population level, as well as compare its performance to other strategies or interventions.
How can Clinics get Involved?
T1D Exchange is actively recruiting new clinics to grow our QIC network of talented, experienced providers who care deeply about treatment and outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes. Participation may involve data sharing, consulting and strategizing with clinical partners across the United States. For more information about joining, please fill out our form and a representative will get in touch with you.