The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colton Ortolf (@ColtonOrtolf) who blogs at tech prescribed on the topic of “The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management“. Chronic disease is an incredibly broad term, but it can be simply defined as “a physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment.” In all, 86% of $2 trillion in US healthcare expenditures each year are devoted to those with chronic illnesses. If you aren’t sufficiently shaken by that statistic, here are a few more on the devastating impact of these diseases: 60% of people have at least 1 chronic disease, while 12% have 5 or more Chronic disease accounts for $0.96 of every Medicare dollar and $0.83 of every Medicaid dollar Productivity losses from chronic illness will cost the US approximately $1T annually Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths every year Also, here are the top 10 chronic diseases by percentage of the US population they impact: Hypertension (58%), High Cholesterol (47%), Arthritis (31%), Coronary Artery Disease (29%), Diabetes (27%), Chronic Kidney Disease (18%), Heart Failure (14%), Depression (14%), Alzheimer’s / Dementia (11%), COPD (11%). Now that we can all agree on the scale of this epidemic...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: #HITsm Digital Health Healthcare HealthCare IT #HITsm Topics Chronic Care Management Chronic Disease Management Colton Ortolf tech prescribed Source Type: blogs

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