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August 1, 2009

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  • Improve outcomes with chronic care disease management programs

    Not only can a disease management program help home health agencies reduce hospital readmissions and improve outcomes in preparation for pay-for-performance, but it can also increase staff satisfaction.
  • Standardized education in measured doses works best

    The most obvious difference in home health disease management patient education material and materials commonly used in health care is the switch from a medical focus to a patient-centered focus.
  • Select patients, equipment carefully for telehealth

    One of the most prevalent components of most disease management programs is telehealth. Not only does the technology improve staff efficiency, quality of ongoing monitoring of patients, and patient compliance, but it also gives clinicians additional information to help them help their patients.
  • Journal Review: Reduce teamwork barriers to reduce risk of falls

    When interprofessional teams work together to meet the needs of home care clients who are at risk of falling, outcomes can be improved. In a study published in the International Journal of Integrated Care, researchers identified issues that prevent clinicians from different disciplines from effectively working together to prevent falls.
  • Community case managers help patients stay healthy

    At- risk geriatric patients with multiple comorbidities and health-related issues are staying healthier and out of the hospital thanks to face-to-face visits from nurse case managers from the Moses Cone Health Med-Link Community Care Management program.
  • Customized programs help keep employees healthy

    Focused Health Solutions' customized population management programs have generated a 15.7% net savings on medical claims and 30.8% net savings from medical claims reduction and productivity improvement for large self-insured employers.
  • Prevention is key to influenza pandemic

    The most important thing that case managers can do in case of a pandemic, or even an outbreak of influenza, is to educate their clients on disease prevention, says Isela Luna, RN, PhD, director of nursing at Pima County Health Department in Tucson, AZ.
  • Take personalized approach to disease management

    A customized disease management program for self-insured employers has resulted in an average 36% reduction in total cholesterol levels for employees in the coronary artery disease program, a 21% reduction in hemoglobin A1c levels among individuals in the diabetes program, and a 51% improvement in blood pressure readings for participants in the hypertension program provided by Focused Health Solutions Inc.
  • Face-to-face management keeps employees healthy

    Faced with skyrocketing costs for employees' health care, Moses Cone Health System asked Med-Link to provide community case management for employees and dependents covered by the Moses Cone self-insured health plan.
  • News Brief: Adult children want mom to move in

    A national survey of 700 men and women between the ages of 25 and 64 shows that 70% would choose to have their mother move in with them over their dad if their elderly parents could not take care of themselves.