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disease management, information sharing, managed care, patient compliance, risk contracting



  1. Upham, Stephen MD, MBA
  2. Imbernino, Helen M. MPH, APRN-C


The authors describe a disease management initiative designed to address issues of noncompliance in a diabetic population. The program design was a collaborative effort between a payer and a public health organization representing Hartford Hospital and Hartford Physicians Association. Interventions included a patient self-assessment, phone counseling, and a monetary reward for program participation.