Navigation Links
Incentives and Pharmacist Coaches Lead to Improved Health and Lower Health Care Costs for Diabetic Patients
Date:5/7/2009

ndicators and cost savings, but we were pleased to see a high level of satisfaction from our participating employees regarding their overall diabetes care," said Judith Hearn, Health and Welfare manager for Pactiv Corporation. "This program has enabled us to provide our employees that have diabetes with additional tools and support to help them actively manage their condition as well as incentives for them to take action."

MBGH was one of more than 30 employer groups throughout the country that participated in the Diabetes Ten City Challenge, a national employer-based diabetes self-management program conducted by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation through its HealthMapRx(TM) program, with support from GlaxoSmithKline. Taking Control of Your Health is the ongoing program coordinated by MBGH, in cooperation with the Illinois Pharmacists Association and is supported by Novo Nordisk, Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Aventis, through a grant from the National Business Coalition on Health. The program was endorsed by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

"Through this program, we've demonstrated the value of collaboration between patients, physicians and pharmacists to improve care and reduce costs," said Larry Boress, MBGH president and CEO. "A key barrier to improvement in chronic disease is the lack of medication compliance. Rarely does someone just have diabetes - they often have other conditions, including hypertension, cardiac problems and depression, requiring them to take an average of five to 13 medications. Having a pharmacist coach helps patients understand the importance of taking these their drugs and managing their health."

The Midwest Business Group on Health is expanding the Taking Control of Your Health program to all interested employers during 2009 and plans to expand to other critical health care needs such as
'/>"/>

SOURCE Midwest Business Group on Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Health-care reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors
2. Massachusetts Studies Reveal Importance of Incentives in Healthcare Technology Adoption
3. Alternatives Program Offers Incentives for Using First-Time Egg Donors
4. Independence Blue Cross Enhances Blue Cross Broad Street Run Website, Adds Incentives, Training Videos, and Tips
5. Allscripts Applauds Economic Stimulus Incentives Rewarding Physicians for Using Electronic Health Records
6. National Federation of the Blind Praises Bill to Create Work Incentives and Opportunity
7. LifeMasters Offers Financial Incentives to Florida Physicians for Participation in Disease Management Programs
8. MVP Health Care and IncentOne Partner to Provide Member Incentives for MVP and Preferred Care WellStyle Extras Program
9. Health and Wellness Incentives: How Health Insurance Providers Can Motivate and Sustain Member Participation in Wellness Programs
10. Health and Wellness Incentives
11. Orthodontists Offer Sweet Incentives for Tricky Halloween Treats
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/2/2014)... KY (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 ... Lakeview Estates neighborhood on Lexington’s southeast side, has undertaken ... a little better in the “green” sense, while improving ... Brad Rose, Lakewood Park’s property manager, announced that Lakewood ... its tenants. “We’re really excited about being able ...
(Date:8/2/2014)... August 02, 2014 CEDR HR ... number one provider of customized medical and dental employee ... dental-industry conferences this fall. CEDR’s CEO will be featured ... and early December. , From September 4-6, CEDR will ... Managers (AADOM) Dental Managers Conference in San Diego, to ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 The successful ... the stamping business of Guangdong FODAY Automobile Co.,LTD. As ... the company had already organized an excellent team to ... number of detailed, in-depth technical plans. The company’s vice ... were in the direct involvement of the specific arrangement ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ... therapy caused strokes, heart attacks, and other injuries in ... F. Kennelly as the transferee judge and ordered what ... federal court. , As one of his first organizing ... of attorneys who will move the litigation forward on ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... appetite and whole-body metabolism. A protein known as PPARγ ... and body weight, but the identity of the neurons ... new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ... neuron known as pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons is critical in ... and colleagues at Yale University School of Medicine found ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lexington’s Lakewood Park Apartments Getting Into Gardening 2Health News:Nuanced Media Client, CEDR HR Solutions, to Speak at Upcoming Major Dental Conferences 2Health News:Nuanced Media Client, CEDR HR Solutions, to Speak at Upcoming Major Dental Conferences 3Health News:FODAY Automobile Company Is Now Working On The C60F FODAY Project 2Health News:Judge Kennelly Appoints Attorney Michelle Kranz to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy MDL 2
... University shows for the first time that the brain ... food and drugs - offering insights into our propensity ... boxing and football. , The research will be published ... Psychopharmacology. , Aggression occurs among virtually all vertebrates and ...
... Routing cue works like a Zip code helps deliver mail, ... researchers have found a way to modify the surface of ... advance that may prove useful in many areas of stem ... at Brigham and Women,s Hospital in Boston modified the surface ...
... $25.5 Million Investment in Detroit - Opens Thursday, DETROIT, ... of Detroit Mercy will be opening a new School of ... giving back to,the City of Detroit. The new wireless facility ... country., Over 261,000 square feet, the School,s new location ...
... Recognising people, objects or animals by the sound they make ... take for granted. But very similar objects can physically make ... subtle clues about the identity and source of the sound. ... (BBSRC) are working out how the human ear and the ...
... into ,skeleton, of animal organ was beating in just ... An organ-building biotechnology that could create transplantable hearts using ... laboratory tests, researchers report. , The technique, called whole ... tissue, according to a report in the Jan. 13 ...
... Fortune 500 Executive Driving Global Breast Cancer Leader,s Promise ... Quickly, End Breast Cancer Forever, ATLANTA, Jan. 12 ... Cure, the global leader in the fight to end breast,cancer ... the,16th annual Trumpet Awards event in Atlanta with a ,High ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Aggression as rewarding as sex, food and drugs 2Health News:Stem Cells Modified to Home in Where They're Needed 2Health News:University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Moves to Larger Facility on New Corktown Campus 2Health News:University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Moves to Larger Facility on New Corktown Campus 3Health News:Lend me your ears -- and the world will sound very different 2Health News:Biotechnology Builds a New Heart 2Health News:Biotechnology Builds a New Heart 3Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure's CEO Hala Moddelmog Earns 'High Heels in High Places' Recognition at 2008 Trumpet Awards 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure's CEO Hala Moddelmog Earns 'High Heels in High Places' Recognition at 2008 Trumpet Awards 3
(Date:8/1/2014)... , August 1, 2014 ... by Type (Traditional Wound Closure, Anti infective), Basic (Films, ... Skin & Skin Substitutes), Pressure Relief Devices, NPWT) ... global Wound Care Market is expected to reach ... 2014, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% from ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Pa. , Aug. 1, 2014 Inovio ... will host a conference call to report its second ... at 9:00 AM ET. CEO Dr. J. Joseph ... discuss second quarter earnings, provide a corporate update, and ... will include clinical development plans for VGX-3100, Inovio,s immune ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014  According to data released today by the ... monthly Medicare Part D premium is expected to remain ... originally projected, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. ... be a bright spot in American health care. By ... and using cutting edge, cost-saving tools like pharmacy networks ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Wound Care Market Worth $18.3 Billion by 2019 2Wound Care Market Worth $18.3 Billion by 2019 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Call on August 11, 2014 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Call on August 11, 2014 3
Head-worn Loupe G3, Galilean teleloupe system....
... The XL Advantage delivers higher magnification for ... crisp, true image, even at the highest ... edge clarity and precise color rendition is ... with an anti-reflective coating produce a superior ...
... The XL Advantage delivers higher magnification ... a crisp, true image, even at the ... to edge clarity and precise color rendition ... treated with an anti-reflective coating produce a ...
... higher magnification for advanced surgical procedures. Prismatic ... at the highest magnification. 3.5x, 4.5x and ... color rendition is ideal for surgical applications. ... produce a superior image. The compact abd ...
Medicine Products: