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Disease Management Dimensions 9781933402789

Disease Management Dimensions

ISBN-10: 1933402784
ISBN-13: 9781933402789
PUBLISHER: Healthcare Intelligence Network
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Product Description: For many employers and health plans, disease management (DM) initiatives have proven to be worth their weight in improved health outcomes, healthcare quality, patient and provider satisfaction and financial outcomes for populations with congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, end-stage renal disease, asthma, obesity, and other chronic illnesses. The Healthcare Intelligence Network monitors DM initiatives through its Disease Management Dimensions series, more than 500 pages of case studies, interviews and debates on the role of DM in the healthcare industry. Upcoming topics to be covered include telephonic health coaching, the role of the primary care physician in disease management and community-based partnerships in disease management. Titles in the series include: -Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy -Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design -Depression Disease Management: Healthcare''s New Frontier -Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives -Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management ROI -Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education -Maternity Disease Management: Raising Expectations and Improving Outcomes -The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management -Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population -Modifying Patients'' Behaviors to Optimize Disease Management Outcomes -Motivating Resistant Patients: Influencing Behaviors to Improve Outcomes -Narrowing the Health Perception Gap: Coaching to Change Behavior and Raise Self-Efficacy -Training Health Coaches: Fielding a Team of Behavior Change Agents -Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy Keenly aware of the increased presence of toolkits in the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) sponsored a Healthcare Toolkits contest in summer 2005. This special report, Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy takes an in-depth look at the first-, second- and third-place winners and the creative teams and processes behind them, from development to production to distribution. This 35-page report also details the results of an October 2005 online survey on the use of toolkits in the healthcare industry. You''ll hear from the award-winning toolkit development teams at The Eden Communications Group, PacifiCare Behavioral Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as they review their blue-ribbon toolkits. Erin Lenox, associate, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, and John Mills, director, product development, HIP Health Plans, also share their views on the mounting importance of of healthcare toolkits. Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design With more than 9 million overweight American children and adolescents---triple the number identified in 1980---healthcare providers must react now to counteract the related health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. In this 37-page special report, "Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design," sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), expert speakers provide background on this growing epidemic. You''ll also get case studies on programs launched by healthcare payors and providers to address childhood obesity. You'll hear from two leading industry experts, Dr. Eric Berman, Medical Director & Chairman of Health Policy, Horizon BCBS of NJ, and Dr. Barbara Moore, President and CEO, Shape Up America! on what''s driving childhood obesity in America, its impact on healthcare costs and what factors to consider before launching a childhood weight management program. Depression Disease Management: Healthcare''s New Frontier Lost workdays, compromised productivity, accidents from lapses in judgment ? whatever the symptom, depression poses a severe threat to industrial progress and financial stability. The tendency of depression to be coupled with other diseases results not only in heightened healthcare costs but also employee absenteeism, lost productivity and presenteeism while on the job. Depression management programs are aiming to address the multi-prong effects of depression through comprehensive care management.. In this 47-page special report, "Depression Disease Management: Healthcare''s New Frontier," based on a recent audio conference and two in-depth case studies on depression management programs, you''ll hear about the broad array of depression disease management programs, ranging from differences in treatment length to pharmaceutical trials to staff roles and patient responsibility. You''ll hear from Mary Beth Chalk, chief operating officer of Resources for Living, Dr. Elaine Mischler, chief medical officer at Wausau Benefits, Dr. Alex Rodriguez, chief medical officer, Magellan Health Services and Dr. Sam Toney, president and chief medical officer of Health Integrated, on disease management for depression, highlighting its merits, drawbacks and challenges. Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives With obesity rates in the United States continuing to climb and causing additional chronic health conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, and stroke, health plans and employers are looking to specialty programs to combat obesity. Whether they're referred to as Disease Management, Weight Management or Wellness programs, their ultimate objective is the same: to trim the fat from healthcare expenses. In this 34-page special report, "Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives," sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), expert speakers weigh in on the key features of obesity management programs, strategies for increasing member participation, and the programs? impact on the healthcare bottom line. You'll hear from two leading industry experts, Robin F. Foust, Population/Individual Health and Productivity Management Specialist, Zoe Consulting; and Dr. Eric Berman, Medical Director & Chairman of Health Policy, Horizon BCBS of NJ, on the impact that obesity is having on healthcare organizations. Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management ROI With disease management a hedge against escalating healthcare costs, the health coach is a key player on the team of professionals encouraging health plan members to take charge of their health. Structuring health coaching programs to improve disease management outcomes was the theme of a March 2005 audio conference sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). In this 35-page special report, "Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management," HIN''s panel of experts described how health plans and disease management companies can best utilize health coaches, who encourage members to participate in a personalized plan that complements a physician's prescribed treatment. You''ll hear from Danielle Butin, director of health services at Oxford Health Plans, a United Healthcare company, Kerry Little, senior health coach with Duke University Medical Center and Roger Reed, executive vice president, chief health officer at Gordian Health Solutions on how their organizations have structured their health coaching programs to improve disease management outcomes. Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education Consumer healthcare toolkits are critical to drive behavior change and empower consumers. Healthcare toolkits encourage consumer advocacy through interactive approaches. By teaching self-awarenesss and skills to reliably assess personal health, toolkits promote responsible treatment decisions. In this 40-page special report, "Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education," HIN''s panel of experts described the ways healthcare organizations can capitalize on today''s consumer-driven healthcare environment by using healthc

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PAGES: 506
CATEGORY: Medical, Psychology

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