A new, integrated patient care model has been developed based on consensus recommendations from a Cardiometabolic Think Tank that will accurately identify patients at risk for metabolic syndrome before it develops and recognizes subtypes and stages of metabolic syndrome, to more effectively direct prevention and therapies. The Cardiometabolic Think Tank, organized by the CardioMetabolic Health Alliance, convened in June 2014 as a “call to action” to define new patient care models and approaches to address various issues related to cardiometabolic risk and disease.
According to consensus from the Think Tank, metabolic syndrome is progressive, associated with serious and extensive comorbidity, but is often clinically underrecognized. Implementing the new care model will require:
- care coordination and team-based care
- education in metabolic syndrome recognition and treatment
- technology to simplify communication between providers and patients
- disease registries for population management
- social media to distribute health messages
- reimbursement alignment to facilitate coordinated care
- further development of strategies to address healthcare disparities and barriers to care
To further explore today’s issues regarding cardiometabolic risk and disease, plan to attend the 10th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) October 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA. The largest cardiometabolic summit, CMHC delivers the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art data and strategies aimed directly at the intersection of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
The CardioMetabolic Health Alliance. Working toward a new care model for the metabolic syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;66:1050-1067.