Proactive Strategies for Chronic Disease Management
Patients with unmanaged chronic disease eventually enter hospitals with high-acuity, low-margin medical and surgical admissions. Proactive disease management through high-touch behavioral change programs in the ambulatory setting can reduce these admissions. Yet, patients often do not interact with the health care system in a manner that supports their illness. Many chronic disease programs experience low patient engagement rates or struggle to produce a lasting impact on the health of participants.