Health ICT, an affiliate of MSSC, starts 2019 strong after landing two five-year federal grants totaling about $444,000.
One grant will focus on diabetes management and Type 2 diabetes prevention. Health ICT will be working collaboratively with a number of rural and local clinics on work flows, team-based care models of treatment, bi-directional referrals, and other innovative models of care, said Shelley Duncan, executive director.
She also hopes to engage the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care and Project Access, two other MSSC-affiliated programs, in specific strategies connected to the grants.
The second grant will involve working with the University of Kansas School of Medicine physician and pharmacy schools to engage providers in new and innovative models of care that focus on collaboration and team-based care, Duncan said.
Both grants, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aim to facilitate engagement with payers, public and private sectors, physicians and other clinical care providers.