Enhancing Interventions in Chronic Disease Management

A more PATIENT-CENTERED and COORDINATED approach to managing chronic diseases can be achieved through a systems thinking approach for the implementation of interventions.

INTERVENTIONS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED MORE EFFICIENTLY AND SUCCESSFULLY IN THREE SUCCESSIVE PHASES:

PHASE 1

      1. Identify problems in system
      2. Understand the needs of all stakeholders – including patients – in the healthcare organization
      3. Identify potential interventions based on the needs of stakeholders

PHASE 2

      1. Identify key variables in system
      2. Develop a casual loop to identify relationships between key variables
      3. Analyze key feedback loops between variables

PHASE 3

    1. Prioritize interventions
    2. Present findings from Phase 2 to leadership
    3. Develop managerial strategies for successful implementation of the interventions in the system

For more information Contact: Bita Kash ( bakash@sph.tamhsc.edu )

Citation: Kang, H., Nembhard, H. B., Curry, W., Ghahramani, N., & Hwang, W. (2016). A systems thinking approach to prospective planning of interventions for chronic kidney disease care. Health Systems, 1-18.