DIABETES CARE PARTNERS℠ LAUNCHES DIABETESCARECONNECT℠ TELEHEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR RURAL PATIENTS AT EASTERN PLUMAS HEALTH CARE
SIGNALS IMPORTANT COMMITMENT TO PATIENTS WITH DIABETES, HELP FOR THEIR PHYSICIANS MANAGING THEIR CARE THROUGH NEW ‘VIRTUAL’ MODEL FOR DIABETES SELF-CARE SUPPORT DELIVERY
WEST COVINA, Calif. and PORTOLA, Calif., October 15, 2013 – Diabetes Care Partners, the award-winning nationally recognized diabetes solutions organization providing all aspects of diabetes management, today announced its new telehealth diabetes self-management education program DiabetesCareConnect℠ is underway at Eastern Plumas Health Care (EPHC), Portola, CA. DiabetesCareConnect is supported by Telehealthdocs℠, a team of physicians and telemedicine specialists, and technology partner Telemed Management℠.
Diabetes Care Partners is an American Diabetes Association recognized program for quality diabetes self-management education that provides onsite and telehealth one-on-one and group tailored education, dietetic consultation, behavioral assessment and modification, medication therapy management and home delivery pharmacy services
that coordinates care across the patients’ healthcare team to engage the right patient, at the right time, at the right place with the right support based on the individual’s specific diabetes health profile.
Tony Song, CEO and President, Diabetes Care Partners, said, “We are proud to work with a very proactive team of providers at Eastern Plumas Health Care to help their patients not only achieve clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness but create a high level of patient engagement, satisfaction and patient reported outcomes through our patient-centered DiabetesCareConnect℠ telehealth diabetes self-management education program.”
DCP’s partnership with EPHC marks a significant milestone in the company’s 10-year history helping those with diabetes learn how to manage their chronic disease. Said Song, “With DiabetesCareConnect, we now have the ability to bring our award-winning program to patients everywhere, especially to rural health organizations in a one-on-one and group support setting right to the patients – using real-time, audio-video teleconferencing.”
Quon Louey, Executive Director, Telehealthdocs, said, “We are very enthusiastic that our partnership with Diabetes Care Partners will increase EPHC patients’ access to quality diabetes self-care management support. At Telehealthdocs, we are guided by our passion to provide multispecialty healthcare access, regardless of a patient’s geographic or mobility limitations.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes has both human and financial costs and is a rapidly accelerating epidemic in the US with more than 1.6 million new cases diagnosed annually.
For more information, contact Tony Song, 877-227-3889, www.diabetescarepartners.com.
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About Diabetes Care Partners℠
Diabetes Care Partners℠ (DCP) is a nationally recognized comprehensive diabetes solutions company providing all aspects of diabetes management including education, dietetic consultation, behavioral assessment and modification, and pharmacy while coordinating care across the patients’ healthcare team to engage the right patient, at the right time, at the right place with the right support based on the individual’s specific diabetes health profile. DCP’s guiding philosophy is that through the support of the DCP health care team, the patient’s increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes helps the patient assume a major part of the responsibility for self-diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education. DCP believes that with improved outcomes, a realized cost savings for the patient, provider, medical group, and health plan is achievable. DCP is a recipient of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program. For information, contact Diabetes Care Partners, (formerly Diabetes Care Pharmacy and Health Programs), Tony Song at 877-227-3889.www.diabetescarepartners.com