The American Journal of Managed Care editorial team will be covering the American Diabetes Associations (ADA) from June 21-25, 2013, in Chicago, IL. Make sure to sign up for our daily email blasts containing breaking news and multimedia interviews on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for all of our coverage!
In this session, Daniel Picchietti, MD, discussed changes to the diagnostic guidelines for restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease published jointly by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group and the National Institutes of Health.
Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial condition that requires optimization of glycemic control as well as cardiovascular care. This presentation highlighted key aspects of the 2013 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care to provide guidance on managing insulin therapy and to help clinicians optimize cardiovascular care in adult patients with diabetes.
The US healthcare system is in need of transformation. The United States spends more than any other industrial country on healthcare, yet regardless of demographics, life expectancy is shorter and the US population is less healthy compared with populations in other countries. Collaborative efforts and a focus on the “Triple Aim” will be key in improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.
The PILL Service is a care transition program designed to support older adults with cognitive impairment and help them maintain independent function. This program, which has resulted in improved clinical and economic outcomes, is characterized by a team effort focusing on proactive medication review and patient-centered medication reconciliation.