The following case studies illustrate how HealthChange® Methodology has been used to improve outcomes for clinicians, organisations and patients.
Organisation Case studies
The Agency for Clinical Innovation is a key pillar of NSW Health that aims to bring patients, clinicians and managers together to support the design and implementation of innovation in healthcare. The Musculoskeletal Network supports the use of HCM and has sponsored training for over 300 staff since 2013.
In 2014 Medibank sought to establish if a dedicated program – “CareFirst” – that supports and enhances usual chronic disease management in primary care could improve patient experience, self-management capability and quality of life, leading to improved disease control and reduced risk of hospitalisation. HCM was embedded into the program.
Numerous large organisations have embedded HealthChange® Methodology (HCM) into their health services. In 2012 Alberta Health Services (AHS) conducted a world-wide search to find a scalable training program that assisted clinicians to provide self-management support to clients. HCM was chosen as it aligned with key AHS initiatives, policies and documents.
MeCare is an innovative program of West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (WMHHS), in partnership with Philips Healthcare, providing specialised support for people with challenging health issues and circumstances. It involves the use of monitoring devices to help people to understand changes to their health factors and then make decisions to take action (if required).