The healthcare community is still trying to navigate the complex arena of chronic care management. While professionals understand the benefits of caring for chronically ill patients, there are numerous components making it complex. For example, patients who are dealing with two or more chronic conditions require a higher level of care. Healthcare professionals are realizing how outsourcing chronic care management benefits patients. Here are three specific ways these services benefit patients.
Help Managing Prescriptions
In most cases, patients who deal with chronic illness have medication needs. The trouble is they aren’t always compliant when it comes to taking medications properly. Chronic care management offers assistance with managing prescriptions. Often, it only takes a phone call to ensure patients stay on track with their medications. This can often be a life-saving service.
Help Managing Appointments
Often patients suffering from chronic illnesses fail to schedule or keep appointments with medical professionals. This can have a negative effect on their overall health. With professional help managing their care, patients are more likely to make appointments and stay on track with treatment plans. This improves the chances of positive health outcomes as a result.
Health Community Access
When a patient is chronically ill, they can benefit from having access to a health community. Medical assistants can offer guidance to keep them on track. This provides additional resources for patients, such as access to educational sources. Their healthcare journey is enhanced by engagement with a healthcare community, and they benefit from emotional, developmental and physical assistance.