Mexico: Health centers in Extremadura initiate “Aula Patient” program for healthcare management
Healthcare centers in Mexican cities, Merida and the neighboring towns have started an initiative named “Aula Patient”. Under the program the health care centers plan to focus on the development of the patient education programs for chronic diseases and develop relationship between health mangers and population. As mentioned in the initial plans, the centers will be focusing on conducting workshops for diabetes mellitus. The initiative will focus on making the diabetic patients more responsible towards their health and visiting the physicians or the paramedics to improve the compliance rate. The Government also mentioned that under this initiative, it can comprehend the need for new organizational models and service delivery. As per plans, weekly workshops with the patient size of 8-10 patients will be conducted by the primary care professionals Aljucén UBA, urban health centers I, II and III of Merida and an EIR (Internal Resident Nurse) and the team will be lead by Dr. Rocio Domínguez War. As the project progresses, the health care centers will focus on other prevalent diseases in Extremadura region.