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 Strategic Management: Navigating the Healthcare Environment for Primary Care Organizations


  Integrating Diabetes Prevention Services into a Primary Care Practice


Information Uncover was established in Houston, TX over twenty years ago. We are a strategic management consulting company. We help a primary care organization navigate the environment to resolve strategic issues, establish internal objectives, and integrate patient-centered, value-based, evidence-based processes into the organization. The processes we focus on are associated with diabetes prevention treatment services. Diabetes prevention often involves the treatment of prediabetes. One of the common treatment targets of prediabetes is overfat.

Prediabetes is a condition characterized by a blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes. Emphasis on diabetes prevention should start when a person is diagnosed with prediabetes. We define overfat as excess, harmful body fat. Overfat includes obesity, overweight, and belly fat.

We focus on diabetes prevention to help an organization improve patient health and lower costs. We continually monitor research and investigate business opportunities associated with diabetes prevention and overfat. We can help a primary care organization make timely decisions concerning diabetes prevention services. And we can help the organization establish objectives and measurements for the processes that enable the organization to deliver the services.

We continually examine the healthcare environment to gain clinical and business insight pertinent to diabetes prevention. Examining the environment, especially an organization's external environment, to gain insight is often called environmental scanning and analysis. We use our analysis results to help identify actions an organization might take to seize opportunities and avoid threats.

In the past, we concentrated on the aerospace industry, the computer industry, the air bag industry, and the healthcare industry. Several years ago, we began applying our expertise exclusively to the overfat segment of the healthcare industry. And later, we added diabetes prevention to our focus. We bring extensive strategic-information analysis and management experience to these healthcare industry segments.

The overfat and diabetes prevention segments of the healthcare industry include organizations that offer non-surgical medical programs employing diet, exercise, behavior modification, and medication to achieve weight loss or improve glucose management. However, the overfat and diabetes prevention healthcare segments are influenced by organizations that perform bariatric or metabolic surgery, because bariatric or metabolic surgery can cause weight loss and improve glucose management. And if prediabetes progresses to type 2 diabetes, bariatric or metabolic surgery might be an option worthy of consideration.

We, at Information Uncover, access and evaluate diabetes prevention and overfat related information on an ongoing basis. We read extensively, participate in diabetes prevention and overfat related events, and talk with overfat and diabetes prevention experts. We perform these activities so that we can offer clients the best in diabetes prevention and overfat information analysis for strategy formulation, decision making, and issue resolution.

Here are some of the things we can do: We can help a primary care practice integrate processes into the organization that deal with chronic diseases -- particularly diabetes prevention and overfat. We can navigate the healthcare industry and help a practice make diabetes prevention, overfat, and chronic disease related strategic decisions. We can work with an organization to determine which competitors, and other environmental forces, might affect the organization's success as it relates to diabetes prevention services.

In summary, we focus on diabetes prevention, overfat research and business issues. We help a primary care organization integrate diabetes prevention processes into the organization that deliver patient-centered, value-based, evidence-based services to patients. The processes can improve health outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and improve practice revenue. 

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For over twelve years, we have sponsored an overfat industry related blog. We recently started adding articles on diabetes prevention and prediabetes. In the blog articles, we talk mostly about items associated with the diabetes prevention, prediabetes and overfat segments of the healthcare industry. The blog articles include clinical and business oriented topics. In the blog articles, we often highlight environmental issues or strategic or tactical actions that a primary care organization might consider in its strategic management. 

The book, Business Intelligence Using Smart Techniques: Environmental Scanning Using Text Mining and Competitor Analysis Using Scenarios and Manual Simulation, Revised Edition, demonstrates some of our analysis methods. Excerpts from reviews of this book's first edition are shown on this site under the menu item, Book Information. Additional information about the book can be accessed by going to Amazon.com.


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