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Digital Apps Gaining Traction As Chronic Condition Management Tool Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 June 2017 17:06

Laura Landro
 reporting for the Wall Street Journal:

Technology is offering a new fix for one of the most confounding health-care challenges: getting patients with chronic disease to take better care of themselves.

About half of all adults suffer from one or more chronic diseases, which account for seven of 10 deaths and 86% of U.S. health-care costs. But preventing and treating such ailments requires time that doctors don't have in brief office visits, and a degree of daily self-management that many patients have been unable to handle. They often become overwhelmed by the demands of their daily regimens, slip back into poor health habits, fail to take their medications correctly-and end up in the emergency room.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 June 2017 17:13
 


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