Editors note, from the U. Centers for Disease Control and Protection's daily coronavirus update as of March 2: Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus for example, vaccine or treatment medications. The fact that the coronavirus has caused illness, including illness resulting in death, and sustained person-to-person spread is concerning.
Disease Management Programs: Improving health while reducing costs?
Overview of Disease Management
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. In fact, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U. Congestive heart failure , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD , asthma, cancer, and diabetes are among the most pressing chronic diseases facing our society and healthcare system today. People with chronic conditions are the most frequent users of health care in the U. In the U. Lessening the devastating toll chronic diseases are having on millions of lives in our country, requires a paradigm shift in perspective from previous models of healthcare that treated patients only when they were unwell or when a problem arises. As the U.
Disease management (health)
The Wuhan Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. Over 50 million people are being quarantined in China. Even though your company risk is likely low, I am hoping your crisis management process has been activated. This is a short list of actions you need to be working on or have completed:. There are two major reasons for converting a pandemic plan into a combination infectious disease AND pandemic plan.
Remember Me. Register Lost your password? This is a blend of transitions of care model and integrated model of care for patients with chronic diseases. I have not been able to rap my head around where or how to begin. The challenge is, there are many stakeholders primary care and specialists who may not buy-in to this program because they already carry out some form of transition of care in their various clinics albeit rather inefficiently but will raise eyebrows since they will lose this segment of TOC revenue should this chronic disease clinic take off.