Organizational technologies of chronic disease management programs in large rural multispecialty group practice systems

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Abstract

Four large rural multispecialty group practice systems employ a mix of organizational technologies to provide chronic disease management with measurable impacts on their patient populations and costs. Four technologies-administrative, clinical, information, and social-are proposed as key dimensions for examining disease management programs. The benefits of disease management are recognized by these systems despite marked variability in the organization of the programs. Committees spanning health plans and clinics in the 4 systems and electronic medical records and/or other disease management information systems are important coordinating mechanisms. Increased reliance on nurses for patient education and care coordination in all 4 systems reflects significant extension of clinical and social technologies in the management of patient care. The promise of disease management as offered by these systems and other auspices are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-221
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Coordination of care
  • Disease management
  • Organizational technology
  • Rural health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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