What is Preventative Care Management?
Preventative Care Management (PCM) is the care received by patients to prevent further health issues. This prevention includes counseling, screenings, and immunizations to reduce the risk of specific diseases or illnesses. A core aspect of PCM is educating patients on why prevention is important and some possible steps they can take to lead a healthier lifestyle. The topics of PCM include alcohol and substance use, mental health resiliency, and sexual risk for populations at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and diseases. With the widespread availability of mobile devices, patient education and engagement are readily available to patients through the implementation of digital healthcare.