How technology facilitates chronic care management
“It’s about pushing ourselves to meet them (patients) where we can, but setting realistic expectations that telehealth can’t be all things to all patients," OSF Vice President of Digital Care Brandi Clark told health leaders during a virtual online summit focused on how technology can help people with chronic diseases.
Clark emphasized that specially trained community health workers provide the human touch in communities, paired with technology, to help patients manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure. During a Technology NOW with HealthLeaders! virtual summit panelists, including Clark, envision a future where patients will knowingly share data from wearables or in-home technology to prevent chronic disease and to help providers spot potential trends managing an existing medical condition.
Watch the entire HealthLeaders session.