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.
Condition Management can improve health outcomes and reduce readmissions by:
- Creating clear lines of communication between patients and clinicians
- Taking patient education out of the office and into the home
- Establishing a virtual community of peers from which the patient can draw support