Consumer Participation

As part of the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) initiative, there are two consumer web-based tools - Diabetes CareRewards and Physician Quality Ratings.

The Physician Quality Ratings tool allows individuals to view recognized physicians as part of the overall BTE program and rate their experience of care. This is a historic initiative - the first site where patients share their experiences with individual physicians in a fair and organized manner.

The Diabetes CareRewards program is designed to encourage patients to take a more active role in managing chronic illnesses through an on-line customized care management tool. This innovative tool allows individuals to record self-care activities, learn more about their illness, and earn reward points toward a range of incentives.