The Stanford Chronic Care Management System


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The Stanford Chronic Care Management System is a proven approach to home care for patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease.

"Cardiology, Health Care Reform, and a New Treatment System"

A white paper by Robert F. DeBusk, MD

This new white paper explores many of the key issues related to health care reform, and highlights a new system for treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) that may also be applicable to many other chronic conditions.

Click here to download the pdf file.

Because of the structure of the US health care system, patients with chronic conditions are faced with difficult choices when they experience symptoms. In general, they either ignore the symptoms, which is often a bad decision, or they go to an Emergency Room for treatment, which is usually an expensive and inefficient choice.

To provide more effective care and at the same time reduce the total cost of care, the SCRP has developed a thoughtful, simple, and cost effective model of telephone triage, the SCCMS.

The system has been shown to reduce Emergency Room visits by up to 80%, while at the same time significantly improving the quality of care that patients receive. This equates to a cost reduction of 25-33% compared to the uncoordinated care that is presently available to patients.

The SCCMS is available to health care providers and employers for a modest licensing fee, and we are enthusiastic about working with you and the Stanford Office of Technnology Licensing to bring the benefits of the system to your organization.

We hope that this web site provides you with the information you need to understand how the system works, and how it benefits all of the key participants in the health care system.

For additional information and to discuss a possible implementation, please contact Dr. Robert DeBusk at (650) 725-5007 or . We look forward to hearing from you.

Evidence for the Effectiveness of CMS

A pilot study of the effectiveness of CMS is currently being reviewed. The following report about this pilot study is currently available for download. View the report here.

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Work in Progress

11-01-2007: The progress report shown below is abstracted from an actual report summarizing progress in an ongoing clinical trial conducted by the Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.


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