Chronic diseases like diabetes , high blood pressure and heart failure can be deadly if left untreated or unmanaged.
With the support of a grant from the Robina Foundation, we tested a new approach to primary care: using care guides to help patients stay on track with their care plans and manage their health.
Improving the quality of care for patients with chronic diseases is an important goal for the nation's health care system. A Minnesota study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that layperson care guides may be the key to achieving this objective.
After every doctor's appointment, Bob Bourke and his care guide discuss how well he's doing in managing his diabetes.
Founded due to the compelling results of the Robina Care Guide Project, the Care Copilot Institute supports a broad range of lay roles within the health care field and continues research to discover more cost effective approaches to care delivery.
Learn the latest at carecopilotinstitute.org.