Care Pathways and Nephrology Chronic Care Management
The National Kidney Foundation recommends Chronic Care Management to CKD patients for two main reasons. First, it assists patients with building and maintaining a health routine that ought to include diet and regular doctors’ visits.(2) With Connect Care Plus’s Care Pathways, the needs of individual patients are met through expert evaluation and personal, monthly assessments. Second, and just as critical, is patient education. Although there are numerous medical websites that provide education to CKD patients,(3) there is no substitute for human interaction. Good Care Coordinators, like those at Connect Care Plus, can evaluate gaps in knowledge. Also, they can provide answers to specific questions that are directly applicable to the individual CKD patient’s life.(2) Through case oversight and patient education, Nephrology Chronic Care Management can slow disease progression and help CKD patients live healthier lives.