The Health Care Organization And Leadership, Clinical Information Systems

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Edward Wagner and his colleagues introduced the chronic care model to propose a more comprehensive model to improve the current health care system at the time; with the increase of chronic conditions exceeding acute and infectious diseases as the major causes of death in the US, and the overall costs these conditions have placed on the system. In a nutshell, “this model applies equally to the prevention as to the treatment of chronic disease, both of which require helping patients to change the behavioral risk factors that cause or complicate their illnesses’ (Kovner, & Knickman, 2011, p. 143). There are six components each of which are proactive instead of reactive to patient centered care that is population-based and is inclusive of outreach and follow-up. Health care organization and leadership, clinical information systems, decision support tools, practice redesign and self-management support, and linkages to community resources are policies are the six elements of this model. Here in Orlando, Florida, the HUG-Me (Help Understand and Guide Me) Program is one of the various programs that utilize a chronic care model as part of the Ryan White Program. For over 20 years, this program, has administered comprehensive HIV care to individuals in Central Florida, including six counties – Osceola, Lake, Brevard, St. Lucie, Seminole and Orange.
In early years, being diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was a death sentence; but with the progression of research and…

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