The healthcare ecosystem is changing rapidly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for the use of technology to extend care into patients’ homes that is expected to continue long after the crisis is over. Payment structures are evolving from volume to value. Access to timely and appropriate care is vital to improving outcomes while reducing costs, and social determinants of health must be considered.
The traditional way of ‘doing business’ is on its way out.
The explosion of diabetes has resulted in challenges to our healthcare system and providers alike.
CLUE®, Arche Healthcare’s population health management strategy, is designed to identify, monitor and prevent avoidable complications including chronic wounds, amputation and death, while increasing quality of life and positively affecting the health literacy levels of the individual with diabetes. CLUE is built on the five standards of a lower extremity amputation prevention (LEAP) program and drives the execution of the most current clinical practice guidelines shown to reduce the risk of ulcer and amputation in patients with diabetic neuropathy by as much as 54%.
COVID-19 has particularly affected people with diabetes. They have experienced missed or delayed visits, treatments, and procedures because they were, or perhaps still are, unable to access care because healthcare facilities are limiting visits or have been closed. In other instances, members haven’t sought care because of stay-at-home orders, fear of virus exposure or emerging economic hardship. This is going to produce a tsunami of diabetic foot ulcers that will result in lower extremity amputations.
Proactive, virtual outreach to provide members at greatest risk with guideline-directed care is imperative to minimize COVID-19’s harmful effects and support health system recovery. Arche Healthcare has embraced this challenge and developed a robust population health management strategy that provides podiatrists and members with accessible channels to communicate and continue on their journey to better health and better care.
InFocus®, Arche Healthcare’s remote patient monitoring (RPM) program for the diabetic foot, provides members with tools to communicate their lower extremity health status to their podiatrist from the safety and comfort of their homes. This technology ensures the provision of high-quality care in this unprecedented time.