iClin-Engager™ offers a highly targeted, patient-centric approach to provider education while also accommodating busy clinicians’ schedules
Total Therapeutic Management Introduces First Live Web-Based Academic Detailing Program
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As healthcare organizations struggle to find ways to engage providers in the use of more outcomes-focused data, (TTM) introduces iClin-Engager™, the nation’s first virtual, interactive, peer-to-peer academic detailing program. TTM is a healthcare quality improvement company that has been providing one-on-one clinical education and outreach through academic detailing to clinicians since 1995.
TTM physicians, nurses and pharmacists are using iClin-Engager™ to disseminate clinical and quality information to healthcare providers in an interactive virtual environment via a live, web-based application. Sessions are scheduled when and where it is most convenient for the provider, ensuring higher levels of participation in educational initiatives.
“What really sets this virtual academic detailing program apart from typical provider education programs is that we can provide meaningful peer-reviewed best practice information and guidance down to the individual patient level,” said Ed Perez, Pharm.D., CEO of TTM. “Providers who have gone through the program are highly enthusiastic about the presentations and have noted that they will begin integrating the provider tools and patient tools into their practice to improve patient outcomes.”
Clinical and quality information can be customized based on specific conditions among a clinician’s patient population, such as diabetes or heart disease. Reports can be presented that show providers how they can use this clinical and quality information immediately for their own patients. For example, the program can show providers which patients need certain tests or other follow-up care.
This feature ensures providers have access to the most recent, and relevant data, and helps health plans seeking to improve quality and outcomes among individual patients as well as within targeted populations. The program also helps organizations to improve quality indicators such as Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®), and Medicare Star ratings.
iClin-Engager™ is being offered to health plans and other organizations seeking to share the kind of patient-specific data, as well as evidence-based, peer-reviewed research, that will better inform and engage providers in optimal patient management. Already several organizations, including a major national health plan completing a program mid-summer, have launched pilot programs using iClin-Engager.
“Virtual academic detailing through iClin-Engagerprovides a solution that meets the needs of clinicians in virtually every setting especially those in rural markets where over 25% of Americans receive their healthcare,” notes Barry Patel, Pharm.D., president of TTM. “We are continuing to lead the way in physician education and engagement by embracing technology to create solutions for health systems that need better ways to engage and educate busy providers in these rural settings.”
The benefits of virtual academic detailing education include:
For additional information on iClin-Engager™, and to request a video demonstration, visit .
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Total Therapeutic Management (TTM) is a physician-focused quality improvement company that provides health information management, research and education support services to some of the nation’s largest healthcare, pharmaceutical and research companies. TTM's services have helped ensure patients ultimately achieve treatment goals based on national guidelines for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Since 1995, healthcare organizations have relied on TTM to deliver clinical information that ultimately leads to better health outcomes. .
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