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Stroke Disease Management Program Availability

Highland Hospital offers a comprehensive disease management program for stroke, encompassing all of the following.
  • Population identification guidelines
  • Evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Collaborative practice models to include physician and support-service providers
  • Patient self-management education (may include primary prevention, behavior modification programs, and compliance/ surveillance)
  • Process and outcomes measurement, evaluation, and management
  • Routine reporting/feedback loop (may include communication with patient, physician, health plan and ancillary providers, and practice profiling)


(Above bulleted components from the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA), as quoted in Circulation: June 1, 2004; 102(21); 2652-2654)

Disease management programs are increasingly being examined and introduced to help treat chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases and stroke. "The term 'disease management programs' typically refers to multidisciplinary efforts to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for select patients with chronic illness" (Circulation, June 1, 2004: 109(21); 2651-2654).