The right technology can engage patients and improve outcomes

StayWell Blog, CareEngage

The United States spends $2.7 trillion each year managing chronic conditions. As a result, the health care industry is increasingly turning to digital solutions to engage patients in their care, with the goal of improving outcomes and managing costs.

To be effective in managing chronic conditions, technology solutions must integrate seamlessly into existing workflows and deliver tools that make it simple for health systems to customize communications between clinicians and patients, and to distribute information in ways that make sense for patients. Ideally, such digital solutions would be easily accessed via desktop, tablet or smartphone, giving patients and caregivers access to knowledge and information that can improve their clinical outcomes and their day-to-day life.

“Living with a chronic condition can have a long-term impact on a patient’s quality of life and financial situation, since these individuals experience more out-of-pocket expenses and a higher incidence of absenteeism and lost productivity,” said David Gregg, M.D., chief medical officer, StayWell. “Effectively managing a chronic illness can be an around-the-clock job requiring the support of multiple caregivers, family and friends. Krames CareEngage Sustain allows clinicians to integrate education, patient reminders and checklists into their workflows, providing instructions and information to patients, and tracking their progress.”

Health care payers interested in learning more about Krames CareEngage and how high-tech, high-touch solutions can improve patient engagement and outcomes are invited to attend a webinar hosted by StayWell on June 8 at 2 p.m., EST.

StayWell CEO Nicole Latimer, along with senior director of payer solutions, Victoria Picazo, and senior sales executive, Richard Fleetwood, will provide information about:

  • The cost of chronic conditions,
  • Engaging and supporting members,
  • The mobile health opportunity, and
  • A strong payer solution.

Space for this webinar is limited. Register today at StayWell.com/Millenniumpayer.