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YourCareEverywhere Condition Management

The solution is tied to patients’ wellness devices, personal health records and self-entered data, and allows patient and clinician to connect daily.


Resource thumbnail imageNearly one in two Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition and by 2020, about 157 million Americans will be afflicted by chronic illnesses, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.1 Managing chronic conditions is challenging for both patients and providers, and half of costly readmissions are the result of a chronic condition.2

Managing the increasing number of patients who have chronic conditions, as well as those who have acute conditions, using traditional methods is challenging and often ineffective. Historically, successful patient education has been conducted during office visits or hosted educational sessions, both of which are costly and time consuming.

Increased smartphone adoption and advances in healthcare technology have created the opportunity for clinicians and patients to connect beyond the care center. Clinicians can now extend their reach and allow patients the flexibility needed to truly take the reins of their own care and make the necessary changes in behavior, improving outcomes and reducing costly readmissions.

Condition Management:

  • Shares patient metrics with the provider on a daily basis
  • Creates effective communication between patients and care teams
  • Educates patients outside the walls of the care setting
  • Simplifies the medication reconciliation process
  • Creates a community of their peers

 

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1 Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). “Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care”.
2 http://www.chqpr.org/downloads/PRHI_ReadmissionBrief_ChronicDisease_June2010.pdf