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Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC)

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados — 18/06/2012


MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation

Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC) is a national program dedicated to improving the quality of life among the 133-million Americans who suffer from diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions.


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Creates healthy environments , Promotes health and wellbeing in schools and early years , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Detection:
Advances public education on the importance of early detection , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Provides registries and patients contact systems , Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures
Goals Treatment:
Promotes electronic health information systems to improve the quality of care , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients , It facilitates the management by processes , Promotes the training of health professionals , Promotes the appropriate use of medicines , Ensures the best quality of health services , Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Allows home care , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals

For a decade, ICIC has worked with national partners, funded studies and provided technical assistance to help health systems--especially those that serve low-income populations-- amend their care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model. The Chronic Care Model identifies the essential elements of a health care system that encourage high-quality chronic disease care, including the community, the health system, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems.






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