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Holyoke Medical Center To Host Diabetes Education Program For Healthcare Workers

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) is hosting a program for healthcare providers on "Diabetes Conversation Mapping" on April 22 in the medical center's Auxiliary Conference Center. The program is being offered by MERCK pharmaceuticals whose mission is "to provide society with superior products and services by developing innovations and solutions that improve the quality of life and satisfy customers needs."

The U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map program, developed by Healthy Interactions in collaboration with the American Diabetic Association, is helping millions of people living with diabetes better understand and manage their condition. Healthy Interactions' vision is "to enable 100 million meaningful conversations that lead to better healthcare decisions and outcomes." Thousands of healthcare professionals at practices, hospitals, clinics and managed-care organizations in the U.S. have adopted the program to help their patients with diabetes achieve Personal Health Engagement®.

This program is part of HMC's focus on the continuum of care process and its commitment to enable patients to self-manage their illnesses. The program will equip the attendees with the tools needed to engage and educate their patients who have diabetes. Along with MERCK and Healthy Interactions Inc., the goal is to improve the quality of healthcare decisions made by consumers who are our patients.

Agencies that will participate include Holyoke Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Life, Fitchburg Visiting Nurses, VA Medical Center, VA Outpatient Clinics, Greenfield Outpatient Services, Western New England University, Holyoke Soldiers Home, Michaels Consulting and NEAM. 

For further information or to register for the program, please contact Cherelyn Roberts at (413) 534-2521.


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