MENA: Prevention and care management programmes drive better health outcomes - GlobeMed
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | May 2021
GlobeMed, the leading healthcare benefits management group in the Middle East, published a white paper titled ‘Improving Care while Battling Costs’ detailing the importance of adopting prevention and care management programmes to drive better health outcomes and curb the rising healthcare costs.
The paper sheds light on the significant increase in the number of individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases, etc, particularly in the MENA region. For instance according to the International Diabetic Federation, over 39m adults aged between 20 and 79 suffered from diabetes in the MENA region in 2019 and this number is expected to increase to 108m in 2045.
With its experience in prevention and care management programmes, GlobeMed has carefully designed a comprehensive, patient-centered care management programme for risk carriers and their insured members with chronic conditions. The programme aims to help patients control the diseases and avoid the associated complications. Since its launch in 2018 in Lebanon, the programme targeting diabetic patients has achieved many successful stories for insured members and risk carriers including:
- 75% of enrolled individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes showed significant improvement in their HbA1c test results; and
- Around 50% in cost savings has been achieved per individual at the level of inpatient and outpatient claims from 2018 till 2020.
GlobeMed’s care management programme employs certified care managers including a team of compassionate nurses and medical doctors who proactively engage insured members and their family members in a personalised care programme to improve their health.
The white paper also encourages healthcare systems and risk carriers to adopt care management programmes or practices to curb the rising healthcare costs, empower patients and encourage self-management, particularly through facilitating the use of technology, and design a variety of educational programmes targeting individuals or groups. M