In preparing for this discussion, read Chapters 8 and 16 (p 338) of the course text. For your initial post, address the following in the discussion forum:

  • Define disease management (DM) programs.
  • Describe the impacts of DM programs on healthcare quality and cost.
  • Identify challenges in DM programs.
  • Examine a successful DM program from real life and address (a) What is its accreditation status? (b) Why is this program successful? and (c) Can it be replicated in other settings?