Geisinger Study Finds Diabetes Care Bundle Produces Better Health Outcomes

A bundled approach to primary care deployed by Geisinger Health System for patients with diabetes produced better health outcomes quickly, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

“We just redesigned the roles and responsibilities within the primary care office to have the staff work more together as a team to help the patients accomplish their goals,” says Thomas Graf, M.D., chief medical officer for Population Health at Geisinger Health System, an author of the study.
“… The physician is still in charge as the quarterback of the team, but this system uses other team members to perform other tasks so the physician can focus on making complex medical decisions and motivate the patients to meet their goals.”