«Chronic conditions are a challenge to manage within the confines of the current episodic care model, where a patient is seen for 15 minutes in an office visit a few times a year. Effective management of these chronic conditions instead requires real-time, continuous monitoring and increased patient-provider touchpoints and engagement. Digital health technologies such as intelligent support for analytics and decision-making, wearable sensors, remote patient monitoring (RPM), and patient-facing apps are promising innovations which can help primary care physicians optimize patient outcomes, improve quality, and decrease health care costs. And according to a recent AMA report, physicians are increasingly on board: Two in five physicians plan to adopt emerging digital health technologies in the next year and nearly three in five believe technology can help in key areas such as chronic condition treatment and preventive care. This increased adoption of digital health technology can improve chronic condition care management and prevention going forward, and ultimately, help reduce the trillions of dollars spent annually on treating these conditions.»

Article written by Ashul Govil



Medical Economics