The Medical Community Recognizes the Need for a New Health Care Delivery Model
Leading members of the medical pain community agree that a new method of delivering care to the chronic pain population is of paramount importance to this country.
- “100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and currently there are limited biomedical solutions. As with diabetes care, self-management is essential for improvement and reducing costs for chronic pain. The scientific community has and continues to develop effective self-management resources, but is hampered by the lack of a viable business plan to disseminate and sustain the availability of these resources on a broad scale. The CPC offers a solution. Through its innovative use of social media to build a virtual patient-centric community, the CPC has figured out how to leverage the interests of patients, providers, advocacy organizations, insurers, and researchers to improve access to all facets of optimized pain care. There is something for all parties. Patients get to tailor their own care; providers and accountable care organizations gain access to a more complete complement of evidence-based treatment options; and research groups benefit from access to data on utilization, benefit, and use of social media in health care. The CPC appears to have its heart in the right place. What they are creating for the pain community has been needed for decades.” – David Williams, Ph.D. University of Michigan
- “Personalized health care on a digital platform can reconstruct our current expensive and inefficient sick-care approach into a cost effective, health enhancing system with individuals at the center of their care.” – Ralph Snyder, MD; President, Duke University Health System
- Daniel Carr, MD, Tufts University, suggested in his address that “with health care system reforms anticipated, chronic pain is one of the most prevalent and costly conditions that needs to be addressed.” – “Health Care Reform Effect on Pain Management Addressed at Pain Meeting” Rheumatology Network, May 2012
- “The preferred approaches to pain care delivery are evidence-guided, sensitive to individual variability, and focused on quality and achieving favorable outcomes,” Dr. Carr explained. – “Health Care Reform Effect on Pain Management Addressed at Pain Meeting” Rheumatology Network, May 2012.