Infographic: How Do We Fight Chronic Diseases?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for a majority of our healthcare spending, according to a new infographic by eVisit.

The infographic looks at how to manage care for chronic care patients, including the use of telehealth.

Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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