Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Drive Evidence-Based Practice

CLUE® is a Population Health Management tool developed by Arche Healthcare for health plans committed to improving outcomes of their patients with diabetes.  Arche’s Healthcare’s CLUE strategy offers healthcare providers, health plans and other healthcare stakeholders a seamless and compliant healthcare delivery strategy that will:

  • Reduces the incidence of Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) and Lower Extremity Amputations (LEA) in populations of people with diabetes
  • Document patient findings and measure outcomes
  • Achieve the required level of healthcare literacy to participate in a personalized care strategy
  • Meet the new standards of care that are so heavily dependent on quality measures

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In a strategic collaboration with health plans and other payors, Arche Healthcare’s CLUE program provides an engaging and cost effective population health strategy to prevent wounds and amputations of the lower extremities of people with diabetes.

Created by the team of world renowned clinicians and diabetic researchers, Arche Healthcare’s CLUE program is evidence-based and our advanced IT platforms, diagnostic devices, insightful analytics and unparalleled patient experience create a transformational approach to diabetic foot care.

Arche Healthcare’s CLUE program helps forward-thinking health plans and payors achieve a compelling ROI given the significant costs associated with complications such as wounds and amputations.

All estimates and calculations always assume medical necessity and normal Standard of Care.

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