Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care
Using Patient-Reported Data To Improve Chronic Disease Care Wednesday, April 24, 2013
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, chronic diseases are responsible for 70% of deaths in America each year, and 75% of the nation’s health care spending focuses on chronic conditions. Using patient-reported data to help manage chronic disease care and reduce costs is a strategy that many health care providers are now exploring.
The featured Innovations describe a tool that uses self-reports from patients with diabetes to generate intervention options, a self-assessment for patients with mental illness that improves communication with providers, and a smartphone application that allows patients with Crohn’s disease to track health information and share it with providers.
The featured QualityTools include a pre-visit questionnaire for asthma patients, a quality-of-life assessment for diabetes patients, and a tool to help patients track and monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, diet, and physical activity.
- Computerized, Previsit Self-Assessment Improves Care of Patients With Mental Illness
- Assessment Tool Helps Clinicians Understand and Address Quality-of-Life Concerns for Those With Diabetes, Generating Positive Feedback From Clinicians and Patients
- Patients With Crohn's Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication
Also in This Issue:
- Transition Home Program Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients
- Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
- Verification Screen That Includes Prominent Patient Photograph Significantly Reduces Errors Caused by Orders Placed in Wrong Chart