How to Implement a Patient Education for Self-Management Program

Step One: Get familiar with patient education for self-management

Professionals are now aware of the gains of implementing patient education for self-management into their practice. However, some offices are choosing to create their own in-house program. Perhaps healthcare professionals feel that it would be more advantageous to go it alone. Indeed, configuring an in-house program would be ideal as the creation would specifically meet individual demands. But upon closer examination, the professionals realize that researching and conceptualizing a quality program, as well as delegating the manpower to execute an effective patient education system, realizing the required staff training to carry out this concept are minimal compared to where they would be if leaving it up to Patient Better. Upon further investigation, professionals are recognizing the advantages of employing an expert in patient-education of self-management is the best solution.

Patient Better has become a master at its own trade. We reduce the pain of implementing a new service into the practice, professionals avoid the unforeseen expenses of self-creation, and eliminate the practitioners’ concerns of patients being exposed to outside misguidance, misdirection, and misinformation. Patient Better is a robust program that allows for practitioners to focus on more important tasks in patient care and take advantage of a more activity-driven appointment.  When it comes to patient education for self-management, allow Patient Better to do the thinking for you.

Through our novel concepts and formulation, we have curbed and reduced learning time for patients and minimized implementation and staff training (and retraining) woes.

  • We injected Meaningful Learning into our program, thus, finding a way to reach a greater population and have encompassed the underserved and the hard-to-reach communities.

  • Through our formulation of education we have transformed the traditional patient-provider relationship from a parent-child role into a modern exchange of information of an equal partnership in care.

  • Our education program encourages patients to share our program with all at-home caregivers that put all non-medical associates of the patient to be on the same page in case of an event the patient-centered care standard needs to expand into the relationship-centered care model.

  • We continue the patient relationship though social efforts and supply our users with ongoing tips, tools, and continual information, thus, setting ourselves as a constant reminder to “health advocates” that keeping current in self-managing care is just as important as learning our program. Thus, providing a way for health advocates to keep up with the modern medical practice.

Step Two: Examine why you implement a self-management program.

A) Determine if the program a good fit for your practice.

If you diagnose and treat patients long-term then this program may be a good fit for practice. This program works especially well for professionals who diagnose patients who bring their caregivers unfamiliar with the healthcare industry.

B) Conclude if Patient Better’s self-managing program needs work within your EHR.

We work alongside electronic records. However, we are not software, we are a program that caters to the individuals who are underserved and hard to reach. There is no guarantee that these folks have constant connectivity. And until there is a guarantee that all patients and practices have constant connectivity at any given point of time, Patient Better will offer a tangible product that optimizes patient adaptation and use. In short, Patient Better is the best solution for what professionals can offer right now. However, if implementing our program into your practice’s electronic record system is a requirement, we recommend a non-affiliated software that offers an unlimited number of patients at an extremely reasonable price per month/per user.

C) Decipher are the benefits of the Patient Better program

Clinicians who utilize Patient Better’s services is because they need their patients to be more effective and efficient in-office visits and looking to expand reimbursement by implementing CCM, patient education, and secure procedure price points. Patients learn how to make more informed decisions, safeguard themselves against inaccurate claims, are more proficient in health communication and literacy, and patients and caregivers will know how to work the system properly. Thus, securing a way to have more activity-driven appointments and greatly reducing the chances of the unwitting actions of the patient because of misguidance or misinformation from an unknown outside resource.

D) Conclude what patients will learn from this program

Patients will learn the essentials of navigating through the healthcare industry. We proudly employ that Patient Better is the place where everyday people become amazing health advocates.

Patient Better helps health advocates perform key administration duties that co-exist with your condition management education as well as the health advocate’s need to self-manage care:

  • Enhances Participation in Treatment – Have fewer complications, lessen emergency room visits, prepare for an information-driven medical appointment, and reduce unforeseen costs.

  • Maximizes Medical Utilization – Prepare for medical appointments, reduce unnecessary phone calls and office visits, and effectively take advantage of offered services, treatments, and resources.

  • Improves Risk Management – Have a realistic calculation of services needed for proper treatment and recovery to make more informed decisions.

  • Effectively Manages Care Records – Become an efficient liaison in the transfer of information from one doctor’s office to the next.

Step Three: Implement and utilize Patient Better’s self-management program.

We start practices with a pilot program.

Depending on the demographics, caseload, and volume of the practice, Patient Better is supplied throughout the year in quarterly increments. To start, practitioners chose one diagnosis. This gives the office’s staff time to become comfortable delivering a standard patient education program to a specific patient type.

Example: A neurology practice diagnoses approximately 200 Alzheimer’s patients a year. We will supply 50 units every three months.