Chronic disease management is one of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry and patients alike. Approximately 60% of Americans have at least one chronic illness while 40% are managing two or more. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and the leading drivers of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs.1 Due to the complexities of these conditions, patients require ongoing medical attention to effectively manage their health.
While initial diagnosis is crucial, follow-up care is vital for a patient’s well-being. However, the continuous maintenance necessary for optimal treatment outcomes is all-consuming, costly, and inconvenient. Individuals with chronic diseases are subjected to a long-term commitment in a high-maintenance relationship. Patients are required to diligently manage their therapy regimens and try to make the right decisions to positively impact their health day in and day out. The arduous tasks of constantly taking medications, tracking health measures, and making trips to doctors’ offices, diagnostic labs, and pharmacies is a relentless and burdensome routine.
But what if you take away the burden and make the routine better?
The innovation of digital health is providing something that has never existed before: Remote Patient Management. Remote Patient Management offers a “care anywhere” approach, removing the difficulties associated with managing a chronic condition. The ability to connect, communicate and receive follow-up care remotely can significantly improve a patient’s ability to achieve their health goals.
As a leader in digital health, Perigon Health 360’s innovative digital health platform, Medesto, is centered around remote patient management. Medesto delivers a patient-focused, remote care management solution that serves the complex treatment needs of individuals with chronic conditions. Furthermore, this patient-focused platform makes it cost-effective and convenient for patients to engage in self-care outside of conventional healthcare settings.
Medesto’s advanced technology solutions offer patients battling chronic diseases effective and efficient health strategies consisting of collaborative, on-demand care. Through the use of Medesto’s digital medication dispensing devices, physiological devices, and mobile healthcare app, patients can set daily medication reminders, track adherence and gain valuable insights on critical health measures such as blood pressure, weight, sleep and more. This crucial information is captured in real-time, giving providers, pharmacists, and caregivers immediate visibility into the patient’s health status. Furthermore, Medesto provides a direct link to a pharmacist to actively engage the patient in timely communications regarding treatment barriers, questions, or interventions, if necessary. This 360 view of total health empowers patients to make meaningful lifestyle choices that successfully minimize disease progression and improve their quality of life.
Medesto’s all-encompassing remote patient management capabilities are transforming the future of chronic disease management and demonstrating the efficient role that pharmacists can play in healthcare. This technology is synchronizing treatment and support with ease of use and 24/7 access. Patients living with chronic conditions can now be confident they have the comprehensive care they need, anytime and anyplace they need it.