TITLE

Chronic Disease Management at Intermountain Healthcare

AUTHOR(S)
Towner, Steven
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The care of patients with chronic disease is a significant challenge for any healthcare system. Intermountain Healthcare is trying a variety of approaches to chronic disease management. There are five general areas that have been organized centrally. These areas are provider education, patient education, outcomes data, clinical support (ideas that make it easier to do the right thing), and multidisciplinary coordination of care. Typically within each area a variety of tools are developed. The clinical application of the tools varies from provider to provider and from patient to patient. Innovative tools have come from unexpected sources. Significant improvement in measured outcomes has been demonstrated.
ACCESSION #
35824937

 

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