The IPPF offers Health Management for patients.
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Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Health Management Program Launched
Sacramento, CA -July 1, 2008 – 국제 Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) and Centric Health Resources (CHR) have partnered to create the Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Health Management Program.
The pemphigus and pemphigoid patient community now has a new support resource for patients, and a systemized way to collect and measure outcomes and measure quality of life improvements. Through the use of targeted and timely assessments and educational interventions, delivered via phone by a trained Peer Health Coach, the program aims to positively impact outcomes such as reducing the risk of steroid use, managing stress, and decreasing the number of adverse drug events, hospital visits, and missed work days. The program utilizes Centric’s proprietary health management program development process and software tools, complete with branching logic capabilities and customizable data collection and reporting features.
What is Health Management?
The IPPF and Centric believe that patients with chronic illnesses require more than just clinical therapy. Their treatment should be comprehensive, addressing every aspect of the patient’s life (including medical, work, relationships, 가족, stress, and financial). By focusing on the patient, positive outcomes will result for everyone: 환자, payers, manufacturers, 그리고 의사. The IPPF and CHR accomplishe this through an innovative health management approach.
The GOAL of a health management program is to optimize the effectiveness of the patient-physician relationship through a comprehensive system of educational and communication INTERVENTIONS including:
- educational materials
- health measures
- peer health coach support
At the core of the program is CHR’s unique utilization of a Peer Health Coach (PHC). A PHC is a patient with the particular disease who is extensively trained to contact participants on a regular basis and deliver assessments (survey questions) that collect data specifically related to measure intended outcomes. The PHC delivers real-time non-medical interventions. Interventions include but are not limited to education, counseling, and enhancing the communication between the patient and physician and care team.
These interventions are designed to drive BEHAVIOR CHANGE; that is, more and better decisions by the patient related to their health, such as nutrition, protocol adherence, regular health monitoring, recognizing and dealing with stress, and the importance of addressing health issues with their physician and care team.
The RESULT of positive behavior change benefits all constituents involved in the patient’s care:
- Patient – improved quality of life
- Payer – lower lifetime cost through compliance and fewer adverse events
- Physician and care team – a healthier, more informed patient
- Manufacturer – compliance, retention, and loyalty
For additional information on the Health Management Program, contact Molly Stuart or visit www.pemphigus.org/hmp.
About the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation: IPPF은 저명한 글로벌 조직으로 진단 하는 모든 사람들의 삶의 질 향상에 전념된, 또는 의해 영향을, pemphigus 또는 pemphigoid. IPPF 제일 건강 관리를 촉진 하는 혁신적이 고 효과적인 지원 직접 액세스 제공, 삶의 질 향상, 자극 하는 커뮤니티 리소스, 유리한 정부 정책에 대 한 옹호, 과학적 발견의 속도 가속화 하 고 pemphigus 및 pemphigoid에 대 한 정보의 세계에서 최고의 소스. The IPPF is compassionate in understanding, 서비스에 지칠 줄 모르는, 옹호에 잔인 하 고. 한 번에 한 사람, the IPPF makes a difference, 배려와 희망의 커뮤니티 구축.
About Centric Health Resources (www.centrichealthresources.com): Centric Health Resources is a nationwide organization serving the specialized needs of individuals with certain rare and chronic disorders, along with their families, specialist physicians and healthcare payers. As a specialty pharmacy employing patient centered health management services, Centric works with patient advocacy organizations, pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and managed care organizations to deliver prescribed therapies and specialized health services.