Improving Chronic Illness Care – Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease – Dr. Edward Wagner

by David Lemberg on February 7, 2009

in Diabetes and Obesity, Health Care Delivery, U.S. Health Care

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Dr. Edward Wagner

Dr. Edward Wagner

Dr. Edward Wagner discusses the chronic care model – powerful guidelines for improving chronic illness care. Dr. Wagner discusses redesigning the health care delivery system, creating a better-prepared practice team, and developing methods for increasing patients’ knowledge, skills, and confidence. Additionally, Dr. Wagner addresses high-quality cancer care and delivering effective primary care to older adults.

Dr. Wagner is a general internist/epidemiologist and Director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Center for Health Studies Group Health Cooperative. His research and quality improvement work focus on improving the care of seniors and others with chronic illness.

Since 1998, Dr. Wagner has directed “Improving Chronic Illness Care”, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He and his MacColl Institute colleagues developed the Chronic Care Model, which now serves as the foundation for improving ambulatory care for many organizations nationally and internationally.

Dr. Wagner has written two books and more than 250 publications. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Wagner is the recipient of the 2007 NCQA Health Quality Award and the 2007 Picker Institute Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-centered Care.

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Jack Hilger April 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

Thank you for your work

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