More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and as many as 86 million have pre-diabetes, putting them at serious risk for developing the condition. To complicate matters, people who have diabetes are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression, which can drastically impact a patient's ability to effectively self-manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Behavioral care integration essential for chronic disease management
New healthcare and payment models, such as the CMS Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), focus on value-based care and chronic disease management. However, behavioral health is not given the same importance as physical health in these new emerging models.
Our very own Noemi Vigano, Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Programmes Manager here at Silvercloud Health will be presenting at the 2015 Connected Health Symposium this week. This year’s theme is “The Internet of Healthy Things: Integrating Connected Health into Real World Care Delivery”. Silvercloud Health will be presenting as part of the conference’s brand new Poster Session, supported by
“Dignity refers to an individual’s inherent value and worth and is strongly linked to respect, recognition, self-worth and the possibility to make choices.” -World Health Organisation (2015) As illustrated by the above quote, the theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day on October 10th is "dignity in mental health" which is concerned with the dignity and respect of those who use or require
April 16th, 2015: It has been estimated that up to 50% of Americans are likely to experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, and the U.S. healthcare system struggles to meet the growing demand for behavioral health services resulting from recent regulatory healthcare reforms. More newly insured Americans experiencing behavioural health difficulties have begun seeking care from licensed
Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time - it's part of life. This week is US National Mental Illness Awareness week and given the week that’s in it October 9th also marks National Depression Screening Day which encourages people to take an anonymous screening for one of the following mood or anxiety disorders at www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org