Aspects of Successful
Disease Management



Aspects of Successful Disease Management

Changing long engrained behaviors to help someone control their chronic disease requires constant vigilance and emotional support at the moment it is needed most — this is best accomplished with an integrated system of human interactions facilitated by technology.

Central Goals of Disease Management —

  • Preventing disease exacerbations, complications, hospitalizations, and invasive procedures by preventing conditions from worsening
  • Empowering patients to support their own health
  • Supporting the physician and other providers in creating and maintaining the patient’s plan of care

Critical Attributes of Successful Disease Management Programs —

  • Provides practical advice and information tailored to the individual’s unique needs
  • Gives emotional support and motivation to drive difficult and fundamental, lifestyle changes
  • Shares information “real time” — always there with the patient when help can be most effective

Success Achieved Through Technology Facilitating the "Human Touch"

  • Different combinations of technology integration and quality/quantity of
    human touches affect potential for program effectiveness




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