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Chronic Care Management

Patients with chronic illness require disease management and other services. Improving chronic care can help reduce costs and boost quality of life. What can we do to provide the best care and the best outcomes for people with chronic illness?

Framework for Comprehensive Community Wellness

Leadership

A Vision for Upending the Siloed Status Quo

A five-point plan unveils ways that leaders of health care and public health organizations can take action to enhance community wellness.

Opioid Prescriptions Strength Conversion Table

Care Redesign

Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Clear Prescription Guidelines, Accurate Monitoring, and Provider Education

How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.

David Waters Community Servings CEO

Care Redesign

Food as Medicine: Meeting the Needs of Complex Medical Diets

How Community Servings evolved from an HIV nutrition program to one that feeds people with any illness.

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed to Mental Health Care - Panel Clip Still

Care Redesign

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed

These specialists in mental health care collaboration, addiction, and chronic pain didn’t start out that way. But they saw huge gaps in care for patients who needed these services and decided to do something about it.

The House of Medicine Is Incomplete - Untreated Sentinel Syndromes and Early Life Trauma talk still

Care Redesign

The House of Medicine Is Incomplete

If we don’t create ecosystems of care for the sentinel syndromes, we will fail at truly helping the 5% who cost 50% of health care dollars.

Responding to Opioids Epidemic - chronic pain, opioids epidemic data

Care Redesign

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction

The national addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on physician prescribing abilities for opioids. Frontline physicians and clinical leaders are torn between wanting to prevent addiction and wanting to treat chronic pain.

2013 Jefferson Emergency Department Safe Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Poster

Care Redesign

A Grassroots Effort Led by Emergency Physicians to Mitigate the Escalating Opioid Epidemic

Collaboration among Emergency Departments in addressing a public health crisis can have a broad-reaching impact that addresses the unique needs of an at-risk population.

Providing Free Food as a Treatment for Diabetes Yields Improved Outcomes for Patients While Reducing Cost of Care - Fresh Food Farmacy - Geisinger program for addressing food insecurity in patients with diabetes

Care Redesign

Prescribing Food as a Specialty Drug

Geisinger’s program of providing free food as a treatment for diabetes yields improved outcomes for patients while reducing the cost of care.

Care Redesign

Chronic Treatment Is Not “One and Done”

Clinicians need to adopt a holistic approach to care, particularly for older patients with chronic and comorbid conditions.

Patient Engagement

What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth: The delivery of health care, health education, and health information services via remote technologies. Read about telehealth technologies, services, and reimbursement issues.

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