Good article for certified Case Managers in regards to chronic care management and outcomes
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The article, Chronic Care Management Improves Pediatric Outcomes by 20%, found in Health Analytics states
“A comprehensive chronic care management program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCH) helped to significant raise performance on certain pediatric outcome measures and streamline quality improvement, says an article published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Eleven out of eighteen care management teams participating in a quality improvement program boosted their performance on targeted chronic disease outcomes by at least 20 percent after implementing the evidence-based patient care strategies, which leveraged health IT tools and risk stratification techniques.
About one in five children in the United States has a chronic condition or specific healthcare need that must be managed appropriately, says the study, but up to half of patients may not receive services that adhere to industry best practices for their conditions.”
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