Chronic disease management company, Healthy Interactions and a leading high profile health system announce the latest CHF clinical outcomes

Healthy Interactions turnkey Integrated Chronic Disease education deployed at a leading high profile health system results were shown to substantially help patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). These educational and empowering Conversation Map sessions included a series of clinically-validated, reimbursable in-person sessions. Healthy Interactions CHF Map program delivers the highest standards in CHF self-management education and patient empowerment. CHF self-management education is an essential part of achieving better outcomes in CHF disease management – CHF education is typically used for rehab. This unique methodology is found to be highly successful in primary care health systems. Healthy Interactions diabetes Conversation Map sessions are typically conducted by diabetes educators like nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and doctors. The unique methodology can also be utilized by nurses and other providers for a variety of chronic diseases. Conversation Map tools can be used by diabetes educators as well as other providers in primary care and specialty care health systems. "It has been a privilege partnering with PMSI to help their healthcare professionals improve the lives of their patient with diabetes, COPD and CHF. Healthy Interaction programs have improved over 35 million lives. It’s our passion. It’s our purpose. Our team loves our work with PMSI. Special thanks to Cardiologists , Drs Baman, Patel, Krantzler, Levin and Dhawan who are very supportive of the programs and refer their patients for education.” Paul Lasiuk, CEO, Healthy Interactions. The CHF Map tools are designed to allow for self- management education and engagement needed for better outcomes and quality of life. Deb Zlomek of PMSI says, “I do not ask CHF patients IF they take their medications, one class in particular is diuretics. I ask WHEN they take them, as many of them skip doses or take them at the wrong time and that may negatively impact their CHF symptoms.”

The CHF Conversation Map outcomes:

  • 100% patients found Map sessions informative
  • 98% patients found their questions answered
  • 100% felt empowered to start making improvements in their personal CHF care plans
  • 98% felt the session helped them find something to better manage their CHF
  • Increased regular medication adherence rates
  • Better prescription management
  • Better daily exercise and self care
  • Increased knowledge of red–flags indicators
  • Reduced ER hospital visits

Overall the class helped them manage CHF better: (Patient quotes below)

Participants found the sessions beneficial not only because they have increased their knowledge about CHF management such as “Understanding different medications and importance of exercise”

But also psychosocial significance of Healthy Interactions Map experience that is unique to HI methodology “fortified my beliefs encouraged me to take charge of own health”

That is part of the healing and supportive methodology that only a Healthy Interactions Conversation Map provides.

About Healthy Interactions

For over a decade, Healthy Interactions has created innovative approaches to improving the outcomes of chronic conditions. Our programs focus on creating a meaningful and ongoing dialogue between health care providers and health care consumers. We design the right tools to create a structured interaction that can be delivered in a one-on-one environment or in small groups. Our digital tools support health care consumers in moving toward their goals with information, tracking, and ongoing peer and health care professional interactions. The result of our programs is consumers that are more active partners in their health, which improves the outcomes of their diseases.

We offer more than 200 programs, and have become a global leader in Diabetes. We provide our programs to health systems and clinics in the U.S., and have pharmaceutical sponsors that provide our programs throughout the world.

About PMSI Comprehensive Healthcare

Pottstown Medical Specialists, Inc. was formed in August of 1978, first known as Deviney, Guthrie & Popolow, LTD, from the merging of three separate practices of internal medicine. In May of 1980 the company name became Pottstown Medical Specialists, Inc. (PMSI). Over the years PMSI has added gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, rheumatology, oncology, pain medicine, neurology, and education to its specialty roster. Complementing these physicians and specialties are ancillary services such as a nuclear cardiology camera, digital echo machine, infusion therapy, therapeutic pain injections, and diagnostic sleep center.

PMSI has also developed a strong six location primary care division. This growth has been accomplished by the acquisition and merger of practices as well as opening new practices which are strategically located throughout the area. These offices stretch from Collegeville to Bally to cover a large geographic area. Being part of PMSI allows each practice to operate like a small independent practice and at the same time have the luxury of a strong corporation standing behind them.

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