Our goal is to drive measurable improvement in patient outcomes and experience to ensure that individuals suffering from chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis will be able to manage their condition and live longer, healthier, more productive lives.
We believe it is realistic to create care pathways for people who suffer episodes of acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis to be immediately and thoroughly assessed, systematically treated according to evidence-based standards of care, connected with mental-wellbeing and pain management supports, and continually monitored to adapt treatments strategies as the condition progresses.

CARE FRAMEWORK: FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES & WELL-BEING

Mission: Cure is reimagining care and bringing together five mutually reinforcing elements to create a holistic patient-centered care framework.

Problem-Solving Approach: Relentless pursuit to diagnose and ID underlying factors

Patient Outcomes: Specific markers monitored periodically

Care Plan: Care calibrated to a patient’s symptoms and response to treatment

Care Team: Multidisciplinary team of experts to manage comorbidities

Disease Progression: Proactive screening and assess to clinical trials

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Establish a Care Team

Pancreatitis can impact several aspects of an individual’s well-being, including nutrient absorption, pain, mental well-being, sleep and fatigue. Therefore, an individual suffering from recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis should have a team of experts who can come together to provide holistic care and support.
2

Pursue a Problem-Solving Approach

Pancreatitis is a complex disease that is not widely understood by all care providers which results in misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis for many individuals. Therefore, the care team and the patient (or caregiver) should take a systematic and relentless approach to confirm diagnosis and investigate factors contributing to pancreatitis
3

Focus on Outcomes

The care team and the patient (or caregiver) work together to articulate specific goals or outcomes that consider the overall well-being of the patient. The progress on these goals should be monitored periodically.
4

Develop a Holistic Care Management Plan

Once a diagnosis has been confirmed and specific goals have been identified, the care team should work collaboratively with the patient to develop a care plan that is calibrated to a patient’s symptoms and response to treatment.
5

Delay Disease Progression

Pancreatitis is a progressively debilitating disease. Individuals with pancreatitis are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Therefore it is important to actively monitor and (if possible) delay the progression of the disease.
BlogCare Framework
May 11, 2021

Care Framework

Last year, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published clinical guidelines to provide an evidence-based practical approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis for the general gastroenterologist. We, at Mission: Cure, commend the efforts of the authors and believe that these guidelines are an important step forward for pancreatitis patients who continue to seek a diagnosis and treatment…
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