Choosing the right approach to getting patients engaged in managing their chronic conditions outside of the hospital can be a daunting task, especially for those providers struggling to made the transition to a medical home style of care.
Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., has been running a program aimed at improving the health of patients with chronic conditions, as well as the physician-patient engagement that takes place within the hospital, and the results could provide inspiration for other medical homes experiencing the same difficulties.
Joining Case Management With Personalized Care
Citing the ineffective nature of broadly targeted disease management programs, a lack of evidence to support their use and a widespread lack of ongoing physician involvement in such programs, Middlesex Hospital introduced their own disease management program into their routine care.
Unlike the typical programs that Middlesex found lacking, the disease management programs they created brought physicians into the fold throughout the entire process, including design and referral...... Read More »