Closing Gaps in Care for Chronic Conditions

The fragmentation in the U.S. healthcare system for the care of chronic conditions, like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and depression, causes the health of individuals with these chronic conditions to deteriorate while driving up expenses in emergency room visits and inpatient stays, says Steve Wigginton, president of Health Integrated, a health management solutions company. In this podcast, Wigginton describes how by closing gaps in care, addressing the interplay between medical and psychosocial health and providing day-to-day support for these patients, organizations can avoid costly emergency room visits and inpatient stays.

Length: 5:58 minutes

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