Navigation Links
AAPPO Launches ACT on Diabetes Initiative to Promote Improved Diabetes Care

American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) is launching a new initiative to help PPO providers offer the highest quality care to those patients diagnosed with diabetes as well as encourage wellness efforts to prevent the disease. An industry leader, AAPPO today kicked off its new ACT on Diabetes Initiative, which empowers AAPPO members to take Action, Champion better care, and empower their patients to Take charge of diabetes by providing tools and information to the over 1000 PPO providers nationwide.

More than 7 percent of Americans currently are diagnosed with diabetes -- that's more than 21 million people," said AAPPO President Karen Greenrose. "This is a growing problem in our country, but one on which we as health-care providers can have a positive impact. With more than 158 million people enrolled in a PPO, our industry has a strong platform on which to reach a wide audience. As such, we are asking each of our members to take action to address diabetes."

Through the ACT on Diabetes program, AAPPO is providing education and tools to PPOs to help payers, physicians and other providers, and patients adopt best practices in diabetes care.

The ACT on Diabetes initiative will kick off with a series of conference calls for AAPPO members focused on diabetes care and prevention best practices. The calls will be moderated by Dexter Shurney, M.D., MPH, MBA and chief medical officer for Healthways -- a leading provider of Health and Care Support(SM) services, including nationally recognized diabetes disease management programs and diabetes centers of excellence for hospitals.

"Diabetes has a major impact on individuals diagnosed with the disease as well as on their families, their employers, the providers who treat them and on society at large," Shurney said. "We are collaborating with AAPPO to help put the right tools and information about what works to improve diabetes care and the health of those diagnosed with the disease into the hands of PPO leaders. This will help PPOs develop the best and most effective programs to improve the health of people with diabetes and, as a result, reduce associated health-care costs"

AAPPO also plans to develop a toolkit for PPO leaders. The toolkit will include information and resources that can be adopted by PPOs to improve diabetes quality of care. For example, the toolkit will include model diabetes quality improvement strategies for PPOs, links to web sites that can help consumers, and information on talking with employers on health care benefit design strategies that improve access to diabetes services.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
2. Serum Institute Launches New Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine
3. Scottish Health Minister Launches Organ Donor Plan
4. Pfizer Launches Viagra For Lung Disease In UK
5. Ranbaxy Launches Once-a-day Inhaler For Asthma Patients
6. PM Launches Healthcare Foundation For India
7. African Union Launches A Programme On Acceleration of HIV Prevention
8. Yale School of Medicine Launches Telemonitoring Of Heart Failure Symptoms
9. Prince Harry Launches AIDS Charity In Memory Of Princess Diana
10. The British Medical Journal Launches A Health Website
11. APEC Launches Bird Flu Exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Western University of Health Sciences and ... developmentally disabled in the Coachella Valley. , The two entities, through an expanded ... Highway 111, Suite 100-B, in Rancho Mirage, California. The new site has 11 ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... (VRI) within Healthcare, recently partnered with Heart City Health Center to ... nearly 23 years, Heart City Health Center has provided the Elkhart community with ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... master charity program created to assist the local community. Pledging to select a ... and nonprofit organizations in the area. Their goal is to bring community awareness ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Peyman Ghasri, skin doctor ... variety of comprehensive procedures for facial enhancement. The treatments now available at Castle ... and nasal reshaping. , As a result, patients can improve virtually every ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... San Diego, will bring together more than 200 of the country’s top healthcare ... the future. , “The true benefit of the Forum is the provider-centric perspective, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... PRINCETON, New Jersey and OR AKIVA, ... Regentis Biomaterials Ltd., a leader ... of its Series D investment round on February 5, ... Haisco Pharmaceutical Group ("Haisco"), a leading Chinese pharmaceutical ... Medica Partners, SCP Vitalife Partners, Generali Financial Holdings and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Feb. 10, 2016 ALSP, ... Hack , MD as Consultant for Medical Affairs in preparation ... Michael Pierschbacher , PhD, CEO, stated, "We are ... team. We look forward to working with an individual of ... (TBI). We look forward to drawing deeply on his broad ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , February 10, 2016 ... market research report "Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market by Package ... & Serialization), by Product Type (Tablet, Powder, Cream, Syrup, ... by MarketsandMarkets, studies the global market during the forecast period ... grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: