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14 June 2011

Shifting the focus of disease management

Medical schemes have battled with the challenge of containing costs without limiting patients' access to medicines and treatments.

Medical schemes have long battled with the challenge of containing costs without limiting patients’ access to medicines and treatments but the application of technology is now revolutionising disease management and keeping patients healthy in the first place says Agility Global Health Solutions.

"Via a combination of technology prompts and human intervention through Personal Health Co-ordinators, scheme members are encouraged to take a preventative approach to their health by, for example, remembering to fill scripts and undergo regular health screens and checks," says Agility Global Health Solutions Product Development Director, Professor Jacques Snyman.  "Rather than providing a long list of formularies or protocols to the doctor, PDC is centred around each individual’s unique disease needs and treatment."

 
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