Improving Diabetic Outcomes Through A Prevention Plan

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Improving Diabetic Outcomes through a Prevention Plan Introduction As the healthcare market moves toward population health management, it is vital that healthcare providers manage high risk patients with chronic diseases effectively. Patients are becoming increasingly more involved in their care and they are seeking to make the health care delivery system more responsive to their own needs. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) uses a systematic approach to restructuring medical care to create partnerships between health systems and communities (Stellefson, Dipnarine, Stopka, 2013). Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke in the United States. It affects 25.6 million adults (Center for Disease Control (CDC), 2011). One of…show more content…
The proposed business plan would create a partnership between a healthcare organization and the YMCA DPP. The goal of this project would be to provide an opportunity for adult primary care patients to improve their health through collaboration between a health care facility and a local YMCA. Literature Review The critical need to work effectively with other disciplines has been discussed many times in literature. A major barrier to improving patient outcomes is that health care organizations are fragmented and duplicate many of their services. In addition, many organizations are poorly designed for the coordinated delivery of chronic care for diabetic patients (American Diabetic Association (ADA), 2015). “The rules of the game have changed, and it’s now about achieving the best outcome for the best cost” (Hill-Mischel, Morrissey, Neese, & Shoger, 2016, p.1). Currently, 90% of diabetes care is delivered by primary care providers, often these providers fail to consult with a qualified diabetes educator (CDC, 2017). The CCM goal is to improve ambulatory care though guided clinical quality initiatives (Stellefson, Dipnarine, Stopka, 2013). Studies have shown that patient engagement was essential to maximize patient outcomes and the prevention of the exacerbations of diseases (Handmaker & Hart, 2015). “Health care organizations should support
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