Chronic Disease Management And Control
Chronic diseases are the long term medical conditions that are continuous and progressive; they include the heart disease, diabetes, and perhaps stroke. These conditions are very dangerous, and they can lead to disability and sometimes even death. There have been a lot of research carried out to find out the management and control. This is due to the high-level research done and computerized showing the statistics of people suffering from this diseases. To will provide the desired care to the chronic diseases, the advanced of computerized registries were put in place (Kodesh,2012).
The computerized disease registries
This is a software application for obtaining, managing and giving the access to condition- accurate information for a list of patients to help support the organization of clinical care. They assist in supplementing individual patient’s records, and this support the health providers in the treatment settings (Jiménez-García,2014) They assist in making sure that data are complete, readily available and are arranged in a proper way to make it easier for the health practitioners to deliver the right and appropriate care and follow up to the individual patients. The different views and patients list are given by this software serves a significant a big advantage over the traditional paper-based registries used before to track information from patients.
This software differs from the electrical medical records commonly known as the EMRs since they manage only the chosen information that is relevant to one or a number of chronic diseases rather than the more inclusive information about patient’s problems, health history of the patient, and perhaps the care (Kodesh,2012). Moreover, this registration software is designed to manage and update the list of chronic disease patients to enable easy and efficient tracking. However, the sole reason for the design of the other recorder (EMRs) was to support providers at the point of taking care of the patients and not to manage patients list as needed for the management of the rising population of the chronic disease patients (Jensen,2012).
The example of how the information is taken during disease registries
1. At the point of care; this is needed to provide the patients accurate information to enable the next possible point of action. The information taken include the lab results, medical assistance units. Beside this advice to enable the support the decision-making is included. This information sometimes may contain the patient’s profile and may include a treatment recommendation.
2. In between the visits, this is mainly used to identify the patients with apparent gaps in the care. It includes the patient’s lists which are usually called exceptional or the outreach reports.
3. Periodically, it is used to provide the status data reports indicating the aggregate information about the patient’s population for use in gauging the progress and continuous improving care delivery to the patients by the healthy providers. This is medium usually called the population reports.
For the efficient provision of this services, the doctors or the health providers require the registries to provide and manage information in a database since it can provide a series of views of the same information. The record help provides critical information for the management and control of the individual patient’s conditions. The database will assist the health providers to give clear instructions and the right recommendations for the treatment of the patients.
The challenges facing the disease management initiative
There have been different ways provided or adapted in hospitals or the health systems globally to try help in the administration of these chronic diseases. These actions carried out in health systems always face different challenges depending on the location and mostly on the policy of the government of that particular country. Taking the Baylor health care system located in the United States of America, we clearly see and learn what they go through in their strive to provide better health care to patients to reduce the growing population of the patients contracting this diseases (Shavel,2012).
One challenge is the lack of quality services in various health care, most of this hospitals are unable to provide quality health services to the patients. The quality of service involves the different machines used and the facilities available to hold the patients who are trickling in most of the time. Research carried out by the BHCs shows that there is a state of inequality in most health providers. They found out that nationally the adult Americans only receive 55% of the recommended medical care for the major illness. Probably they may leave us with the question, what happens to the 45% of the recommended medical care for this people. This finding left a gap as the BHCS hospitals promising to continue to improve the quality of health in there network (Anderson, 2011).
The focus on the racial and ethnic differences in different hospitals, dividing patients concerning skin color the origin has drastically dragged down the initiative to curb the spread and the drastic rise in the population of the patients suffering from this chronic diseases. The major hospitals in the states possible suffer from this racial inequality since some health providers may be reluctant to give services to the patient from a different race hence may result to the weak services to this person or lack of services at all. This has altered the system of managing and controlling the diseases.
The world has suffered so much from this epidemic from the chronic diseases. The governments, as well as the citizens, have spent a lot of money to at least manage this conditions. There has been a lot of developments and research in the health sectors such as the introduction of computerized registries in different health centers to help the providers manage the large population coming to the hospitals by keeping their records in an orderly manner. Moreover, this shows that the hospitals should have the health providers to manage the population and also to create awareness on the conditions and how to handle it.
Following the close research on the above chronic conditions, it was observed that this disease has a significant number of victims globally. To curb the rising victims of this situation the government in different nations should help build more health facilities, motivate health providers, educate the public on the disease, stop racial discrimination in hospitals, and improve the quality of the existing cares. The government should also ensure that the cares have the right machines to help them in efficient service delivery.
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