Chronic Disease early detection and Improved Management in PrimAry Care ProjecT (Chronic Disease IMPACT)
For patients at risk of developing a chronic disease, early diagnosis can enhance quality and length of life through early intervention provided by their general practitioners (GPs). Chronic Disease IMPACT will simplify the process for GPs to earlier identify patients who may be at risk of developing some of the most common chronic diseases which include Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs), and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). In addition, the program will facilitate efficient management of individuals already diagnosed with multiple diseases (i.e. those at most risk of being admitted to hospital).
The program includes provision of a newly designed, tested and implemented chronic disease e-technology which acts as a-one stop shop for the detection and management of CKD, CVD and T2DM and associated risk factors; education and clinical audit planning support for GPs on CKD, CVD and T2DM detection and management. Chronic Disease IMPACT is currently being implemented into a total of 16 Victorian General Practices located across metropolitan and regional Victoria with a total patient population of approximately 120,000.
The e-technology and program design is based on input from a team of disease specialists, a population health expert and GPs in collaboration with Kidney Health Australia, Heart Foundation, Stroke Foundation and Diabetes (Vic) and is informed by the latest national chronic disease management and prevention guidelines
Professor Edward Janus, Director of Research, Western Health, Honorary University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Peter Hamblin, Head of Endocrinology ＆ Diabetes Endocrinology, Western Health, Honorary University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Chris Neil, Cardiologist, Western Health, Honorary University of Melbourne https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person67377
Associate Professor Nick Cox, Director of Cardiology, Western Health
Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne, Director of Stroke & Neurology, Western Health, Honorary University of Melbourne https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person199588
Dr Natalie Lumsden, Project Manager, Western Health
Ms Valerie Frattaroli, Project Officer, Western Health
- University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice and Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science Platform
- Department of Medicine, Western Health, University of Melbourne
- Victoria University
- Kidney Health Australia
- Heart Foundation
- Stroke Foundation
- Diabetes (Vic)
- North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
- Better Care Victoria Innovation Project Grant: Chronic Disease early detection and Improved Management in PrimAry Care ProjecT (Chronic Disease IMPACT) (2017-2018).
- Macedon Ranges North West Melbourne Medicare Local Legacy Grant: Chronic Disease early detection and Improved Management in PrimAry Care ProjecT (Chronic Disease IMPACT) (2016-2018)
Craig Nelson and Aspasia Pefanis: “Electronic Health tools for Chronic Kidney Disease” Medical Observer April 24;17-20, 2015