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Studies to Support Patients with Type 2 Diabetes or COPD

Jul 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Quality Improvement Program Created to Advance Communication between Patients and their Health Care Providers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – July 11, 2016 – PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME), Pack Health, LLC, and Brookwood Baptist Health announce collaborative quality improvement programs to advance shared decision-making between patients with type 2 diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their health care providers.

“We are pleased to be a part of this study which will assist people in our community living with diabetes or COPD,” says Dr. Anne-Laura Cook, Medical Director of the Population Health Management and Primary Care Innovation at Brookwood Baptist Health. “With this partnership, our physicians and clinicians will be able to gain valuable insights into their patients’ experiences with their care while working with patients to improve the management of their chronic conditions.”

Brookwood Baptist Health primary care providers and their patients will be able to participate in this free study supported through educational grants from Novo Nordisk, Inc. and AstraZeneca. The programs combine objective patient data, subjective survey data, and accredited educational interventions to teach doctors, other clinicians, their patients and families how to work together to improve outcomes of health.

"Alabama has thousands of people who have been diagnosed with diabetes or COPD,” says Mazi Rasulnia, PhD, President of Pack Health. “As a company who is headquartered in Alabama, we believe it is important to devote our efforts to helping our neighbors who live with these conditions."    

“We are pleased to spearhead these programs with our health partners,” says Kathleen Moreo, RN-BC, BSN, President of PRIME Education, Inc. “With so much current emphasis on quality by Medicare and Medicaid, clinicians and patients have great opportunities to work together in these programs to lessen the impact of diabetes and COPD on patients’ lives.”

Patients and providers interested in enrolling in these new quality programs can contact PRIME at 954-718-6055 or  QiDesk@primeinc.org.

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About Brookwood Baptist Health
With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp.  Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare.  For more information, please visit BrookwoodBaptistHealth.com.

About PRIME®
Based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, PRIME is a 22-year-old healthcare education and research company that has been designing and executing quality improvement programs in chronic diseases since 2006. PRIME’s measurable programs teach patients, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other decision-makers how to collaborate, communicate and apply evidence together to improve outcomes of health care. Patients can access free education at www.AfterMD.com  and clinicians can find free accredited education at www.primeinc.org .

About Pack Health
Pack Health provides real help for those living with an overwhelming diagnosis or chronic condition. Members of Pack Health engage one-on-one with personal health advisors, who provide the structured support members need to take control of their specific conditions, navigate the healthcare system, and live healthier lives. Pack Health headquarters are in Birmingham, AL. Interested persons can visit us at www.packhealth.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

 

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