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You are the chief executive officer of Regional Hospital, which serves a community of 875,000 people throughout the Charlotte Mecklenburg area of North Carolina. In order to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, you are reviewing proposals to contract with a disease management company. Several disease management companies have submitted their proposals to you for review.
The board of directors has asked that you provide a 750-word/more report detailing your strategies and recommendations to contract with a disease management company in order to reduce utilization costs and to improve patient health outcomes. Your report should outline the specific interventions and model that will be used by Regional Hospital. Your presentation should also explain cost projections and savings over a 10-year period. The strategies and recommendations should be as specific as possible and include the resources needed for implementation. Your primary text and journal and website research must be used as references to support your analysis.
Review the points of view of the following people to obtain further insights on this assignment.
Mr. Smith CEO, Eastern Disease Management
I have been providing disease management services to hospitals for 20 years and offer a full line of services, including mailing and calling both patients and physicians.
Ms. Abbott Disease Management Specialist at Regional Hospital
I have been working with the disease management department at Regional Hospital for 5 years, and utilization has continued to increase although the nurses in the department work directly with the patients.
Ms. Jones Health Education Specialist at Eastern Disease Management
I have been a health education specialist for chronic diseases with Eastern Disease Management for the past 2 years and work with patients and physicians to promote interventions and communication.