As knowledge experts in the diabetes and cardiovascular space, Baker IDI has a long history of developing and delivering customised training resources and programs for educating the community, health professionals and sales representatives, both in Australia and internationally.
Baker IDI's position as knowledge experts in the diabetes and cardiovascular space places us well to educate the community and train health professionals and sales representatives throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and also fits well with our goal of maximising the translation of research findings.
Through their engagement with us, our partners are able to access high quality, customised scientific information that is at the forefront of the diabetes and cardiovascular health disciplines.
Name of partner: General Practice Queensland (now CheckUP)
‘Diabetes Connect' GP and Allied Health Professional online active learning modules
CheckUP, previously General Practice Queensland, works in partnership with government, business, public and private health providers and the community services sector to build capacity of the primary health care sector through business, consultancy and training solutions.
Diabetes Connect, a training course for both Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners (GPs), supports collaborative diabetes care for patients with type 2 Diabetes. The program was developed by General Practice Queensland with funding from Queensland Health.
Baker IDI's expert content developers and reviewers developed the structure and content for eight online education modules for GPs which complement nine modules developed for Allied Health Professionals, all focusing on best-practice diabetes care. After Allied Health Professionals and GPs complete their specific online material, both groups were invited to participate in a combined face-to-face inter-professional learning program to discuss and enhance understanding of how to better co-ordinate and collaborate to improve overall care of diabetes patients.
Name of partner: MSD
‘Journey for Control' - An online educational resource for health professionals and patients with diabetes
Today's MSD is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. ‘Journey for Control' is the result of a collaboration between MSD and Baker IDI. The on line tool was designed to provide diabetes educators, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals with information and resources to help patients better understand their diabetes and take an active role in the management of their condition.
Baker IDI educators, researchers and clinicians, developed the structure and the clinical content for the series of animated videos which are teamed with interactive risk calculators to help patients customize their learning, prioritise lifestyle modifications and ultimately make changes to improve health outcomes. This resource was short-listed for the 2012 Prime Awards focusing on pharmaceutical excellence.
Name of partner: Sanofi
Diabetes training program - Face-to-face pharmaceutical representative training
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health.
Baker IDI recently worked with Sanofi to deliver a customised one-and-a-half day educational program for their pharmaceutical representatives. This program helped improve representatives' detailed knowledge of diabetes and how it affects patients' lives. This enhanced their skills so they could have better quality discussions with health care professionals.