Chronic disease management at The Everett Clinic, part of OptumCare relies on evidence-based practices to ensure patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and hypertension receive the best preventive care.
Through the Clinic's preventive care and disease management programs, providers carefully guide treatments, anticipate problems and track outcomes. A key feature is to provide patients the information they need to effectively manage their own health.
Several promising prevention programs are now in the pilot stage. An outreach program encourages pneumonia immunizations for children and high-risk adults. The Clinic mails letters to patients on key birthdays to remind them of age-appropriate health maintenance tests. Healthy adults are urged to get cholesterol screenings, because early detection and treatment can lower future risk of heart attack and stroke.
The Everett Clinic's prevention and disease management programs result in early detection, improved quality of life for our patients, reductions in hospitalizations and an overall decrease in the cost of care.