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Title: Online Weight Management Counseling for Healthcare Providers (OWCH)
Status: Completed
Topic: Obesity / Weight Management;Program or Product Development
Funding Source: DHHS, Sanofi Aventis, ProHealth
Funding Period: 2007-2008
Study Design: N/A
Purpose:

To: 

  1. Develop a self-study CME educational program for a standardized approach to routine lifestyle counseling;
  2. Develop a comprehensive website consisting of a registry of patients, pertinent health information, BMI, and waist circumference; 
  3. Establish standardized quality control indicators to track changes in counseling physical activity and nutritional counseling;
  4. Provide physician and patient resources, up-to-date clinical guidelines, and strategies to overcome common impediments to physical activity and a healthful diet;
  5. Utilize contacts throughout New England to create pilot programs in which insurers reimburse physicians; and
  6. Evaluate whether reimbursing physicians increases lifestyle counseling,improves standardized techniques for lifestyle interventions, and has an impact on patient health.
Further Study Details: N/A
Eligibility: N/A

Changed at: 3/1/2017 11:03 AM Changed by: Lisa Seaberg
Created at: 8/31/2010 11:35 AM Created by: Griffin Hospital