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CCM: Improving Outcomes, Reducing Costs

Chronic diseases are defined by the Centers of Disease Control as any condition that lasts a year or more and necessitates ongoing medical treatment, greatly affects daily activities or a combination of both.  Some examples of chronic conditions are heart disease, diabetes and cancer, making them the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. With chronic disease being …

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Broken Heart: The Cost of Heart Disease

With 1 in 4 Americans dying annually of heart disease, The Centers for Disease Control names heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. And, the cost is enough to give anyone heartburn: according the American Heart Association, in 2016 cardiovascular disease cost America $555 billion dollars. The future is even more bleak with projections indicating …

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More Information Means Better Healthcare: RPM

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has stepped up as a very positive healthcare solution for patients, providers and payors.  From a patient’s perspective, it allows them to better manage their health and actively participate in their health care.  From a clinical viewpoint, one of the advantages is the more holistic view it can give of a person’s health status versus only …