MyClinic is happy to announce the successful implementation of our Diabetes Triple Aim Initiative developed in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and funded by Healthier Jupiter. The program is aimed at simultaneously improving the health of our population with type 2 diabetes, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient and reduce the cost of care for the benefit of the community. The Triple Aim Initiative was designed as a 1 year-long program involving currently 12 patients with type 2 diabetes.
Under constant monitoring by the Care Coordinator, Karen Herrera, the participants receive regular motivational phone calls and are advised with regard to their medication, nutrition and behavioral health. The group also meets twice per month in a support group setting which encourages participants to freely share and discuss their progress, failures and receive professional counseling on topics related to diabetes education and behavioral health such as stress management and making healthy lifestyle changes.
The positive improvements and transformations of these patients would not have been possible without the help of a dedicated team of staff, providers, volunteers and partners such as Jupiter Medical Center who have provided the education component through their certified diabetes educator.
“I am fortunate with the opportunity to providing counseling and behavioral health services to MyClinic patients, as part of a Quantum grant since November 2016. The labor of compassion and care that I have witnessed with services offered by dedicated staff and volunteers makes this one of the most pleasurable jobs I have had in my career.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, we provide medical, nutritional, behavioral, case management and psycho-educational group support to 12 MyClinic patients for a period of 1 year. We are in our fourth month of the mini grant. The insight that many of the patients are developing as they share their personal challenges and triumphs is impressive.
The support group meets for 90 minutes and we start by introductions and how long have the participants been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The atmosphere is supportive and patients have been open and candid about their individual experiences and what has helped them understand their condition. The educational component of the group has included medical information about diabetes, stress management, exercise and nutritional information as well as addressing all participants and providing incentives for attending the monthly groups.”