Chronic Disease Management
We support people with chronic disease by:
- Promoting self management
- Improving coordination of care
- Supporting evidence based management and prevention
- Supporting the use of Telemedicine in chronic disease
Our overall goal is to decrease the reliance people with a chronic disease have on hospital staff and other health professionals.
Chronic Disease Management Symposium 2013
Consumers, students, researchers and health professionals are invited to the Chronic Disease Management Symposium 2013.
Date: Monday 2nd December 2013
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: ANU Medical School Auditorium, Building 4 at Canberra Hospital
Download the program here: Chronic Disease Management Symposium 2013
With chronic disease accounting for approximately 80% of the total burden of disease and injury in the ACT, it is important that all health and community sector workers have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to the variety of issues faced by consumers as they access services. The Chronic Disease Symposium aims to provide local staff with a forum that increases their knowledge, allows them to contribute to service developments and to network with a range of colleagues.
The theme of the 4th Annual ACT Health Chronic Disease Annual Symposium is 'Implementing the Chronic Conditions Strategy for People with Multi-Morbidity'.
Register Now: To attend the symposium contact Laureen Blyton on 62076833 or email: email@example.com
About the Chronic Disease Management Unit
The Chronic Disease Management Unit is a multidisciplinary team that supports service development in this rapidly changing field.
Our focus is on improving the management of ACT residents with Diabetes type 2, Chronic Lung Disease and Chronic Heart Failure through supporting evidence based practice, secondary prevention (prevention of complications and improvement of quality of life for people who already have established disease) and consulting with other units on health service design.
Health professionals can refer patients to our Chronic Disease Management Services through Community Health Intake
Our approach includes a range of interventions such as:
- Improving case management and coordination
- Clinician feedback
- Clinical information systems to track patient care
- Promoting patientís self management skills
Policies and Plans
Visit the Policies and Plans section of this website, for a full listing of ACT Health's policies and procedures.