Terry W. Crowson. MD, Medical Director, Medical Management and Government Programs, HealthPartners Health Plan

September 1, 2008

HealthPartners' DM efforts are the longest running programs in the country.

Terry W. Crowson. MD
Medical Director, Medical Management and Government Programs
HealthPartners Health Plan
Bloomington, Minn.

Dr. Crowson is betting on the role of the medical home as a concept for transforming primary care and integrating it with DM. "The medical home's care systems can be designed to integrate DM functions," he says. For example, patient registries can be developed and maintained by the medical home to help identify patients who are at risk for certain conditions.