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Dr. Kirley is Director of Chronic Disease Prevention in the Improving Health Outcomes group at the American Medical Association. She serves as a clinical lead on AMA’s chronic disease prevention initiatives and leads efforts to advance chronic disease prevention via utilization of digital health solutions and improving medical education. Prior to joining the AMA, she was a practicing family physician and health services researcher at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago.


Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through effective interventions that are underutilized in clinical care. There are opportunities to improve preventive care by leveraging health IT solutions including clinical decision support and tools to facilitate population health activities and patient engagement. This webinar will review a successful example of an initiative at one health system to optimize health IT to promote diabetes prevention, and discuss key lessons learned.


  • AMA's commitment to chronic disease prevention
  • The state of the type 2 diabetes epidemic
  • Evidence and clinical guidelines for preventive interventions
  • Example of a successful EHR optimization to support diabetes prevention
  • Emerging digital solutions

Presentation: 47:30

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