Henry Ford Health System's Patient-Centered Team Care program has showed a
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failure patients after six months of enrollment and a return of 2.3:1 vs. program
costs. Health IT in Care Management

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Management to Improve Health and Effect Behavior
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In this 35-page report, Dr. Randall Williams, chief executive officer,
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Sharing how technology has enhanced patient engagement and self-management
in their specific populations are Katherine Scher, R.N., C.C.M., program
manager for the Center for Clinical Care Design at Henry Ford Health
System
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Enterprise
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how the health system case managers were able to successfully engage a
subset of chronically ill patients with the use of telemedicine once its
physicians helped to identify the appropriate population and enroll
these patients. In detailing the Iowa Medicaid experience, Dr. Kline
demonstrates how telemedicine can be a pivotal health improvement tool
for a largely rural population for whom resources are limited, access
to care providers is difficult and disease management and care
management programs are still in their infancy. Looking to Wagner's
Chronic Care Model for inspiration, the Iowa Medicaid program found
a way to use telemedicine to engage the patients and get the providers
on board.

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of relieving case managers from "case finding" so they can focus on
getting patients the care they require for their chronic illness.

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