Developing a Poly-Chronic Care Network: An Engineered, by Pierce Story MPHM

By Pierce Story MPHM

Although a lot has been completed in care coordination and liable care, healthcare leaders want extra, game-changing concepts to house constraints in medical assets, care means, and price that experience now not but been absolutely addressed. This desire for innovation is mainly nice within the care of the chronically unwell: the most expensive, highest-risk segments of our populations.

Filling this void, Developing a Poly-Chronic Care community: An Engineered, Community-Wide method of affliction administration reconstructs and augments conventional continual care supply types. The proposed solution―the Poly-Chronic Care Network© (PCCN)―is a particular generation of the Care Circle Network© (CCN) idea that creates a sustainable community-engaging reaction to the complexity, fee, and results of power ailments. by way of dynamically engineering all of the parts of a community’s "Capacity to Care" without delay into brief- and long term sufferer care tactics, the PCCN expands care capability and health care provider "reach", and improves caliber and results, with no expanding the entire expense of care.

The e-book describes the basic thoughts, rules, and standards for the PCCN and explains how this care version may increase and increase different new enterprise types, reminiscent of dependable Care firms (ACOs) and Patient-Centered clinical houses (PCMHs). as well as an in depth description of implementation steps and organizational constructions, the textual content offers worthwhile insights into applied sciences that could reduction and improve implementation, together with home/virtual tracking, social networking, and dynamic simulation. Importantly, the booklet comprises either distinctive examples and a versatile how-to consultant for establishing a PCCN or different CCN, supplying readers step by step guidance and concepts for combining readily-available communal assets with easy applied sciences within the layout of leading edge care types for his or her communities.

With this booklet in hand, readers can with a bit of luck choose and select particular parts to check their community’s wishes and functions, "amending the combination" to account for the scale, scale, scope, and inhabitants of the neighborhood and sufferers they need to serve.

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Pdf (accessed June 4, 2012). pdf (accessed September 2010). org (accessed August 2010). International Average Salary Income Database, 2005 data. htm (accessed May 2010). L. K. Brennan Ramirez, E. A. Baker, and M. S. pdf (accessed May 2009). Chapter 1 The PCCN Concept: An Overview This chapter will offer a brief overview of the poly-chronic care network (PCCN) concept and its goals, some of the nomenclature, and the general requirements for implementation. As you read the later chapters in this text, these topics and more will be discussed in greater detail.

Thus capacity becomes the ultimate strategy in the work to achieve a sustainable, effective, and efficient system. An outcomes focus rather than a financial, activity, patient, or resource focus. By focusing on outcomes, the patient is automatically part of the equation. Patient accountability and personal responsibility. ” mentality among all resources. Community learning and focus on chronic disease ­prevention and management. The latter should not be discounted. As the PCCN takes hold in the community, and more and more communal resources become engaged in the care of complex patients, the understanding of and respect for chronic diseases will grow organically.

Take what you need from what is offered, but don’t think you have to have it all. Two Missing Elements If you know this business well, you will quickly pick up on two missing elements in the discussions in this text. Mental Health One significant issue with the care of poly-chronics is the prevalence of mental health issues. I understand and appreciate this conundrum, as it inherently makes the care of these patients more difficult. Indeed, additional work is now being done to configure the PCCN with a mental health patient focus.

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