The Stanford Chronic Care Management System


Information for Nurses

Nurses are by far the largest group of non-physician care providers in the US, and in recent years they have taken on broader responsibilities for patient care.

Studies of nurse care management systems have demonstrated the effectiveness of nurses in implementing specialized treatment protocols, both in the hospital and in outpatient venues.

Nurses are highly accomplished in communicating with patients, and their success in meeting the broad needs of patients have contributed substantially to the success of nurse-managed programs for chronic disease.

Nurses working under SCCMS have found a high degree of satisfaction in meeting the needs of patients with known coronary artery disease. Their professional demeanor and empathy on the telephone have contributed significantly to the success of SCCMS in managing patients initiating telephone contact with SCCMS.