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Using Smart Technology to Manage Chronic Conditions

Using Smart Technology to Manage Chronic Conditions

According to the Congressional Budget Office, five diagnostic groups, including diabetes, chronic heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease, cancer and obesity account for a disproportionate amount of US healthcare spending. This, along with predicted nursing shortages, requires healthcare providers to optimize patient engagement and management of patients outside the walls of the hospital or clinic.

Communication strategies for our ever increasing “online” society are also affecting this dynamic because patients want to engage “the way they like via the device they like” (yes, even baby boomers like me). Optimizing patient engagement has become strategically important for all providers and the success of Accountable Care Organizations ultimately depend on the extent to which they can “intelligently deploy technology solutions for data analytics, care team workflows and patient engagement”.1

It’s very interesting that Medicare turns “50” next year … baby boomers started enrolling in Medicare in 2011 and by the time the last of the baby boomers reaches 65 in the year 2030; Medicare roles will have increased from the current 55 million to 85 million. Innovative solutions for engaging seniors in their care outside the walls of the hospital and doctor’s office simply must be part of the plan for healthcare providers.

Perficient recently participated with Oracle in a webinar focused on these topics. Our demonstration provided a sample use case for a Diabetes management campaign for a regionally based hospital. Our experts discussed how patient outreach programs can be made more efficient and effective across multiple communication channels and multiple devices while also using embedded analytics to analyze the effectiveness of the campaign from both a content-use pattern and a staff-performance perspective.

The full webinar at is available at: Driving Improved Patient Engagement, Satisfaction, and Care via Smart Technology Use

Perficient specializes in implementing digital technologies in healthcare and we’d love to talk to you about how we are helping clients solve these challenges. We will be at Oracle OpenWorld this year so stop by booth #1809 in Moscone South to see our demo! #OOW15

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1 9 Steps to Effective Population Health Management, HFMA, 2015 + Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, Pl. 111-148, 2010.

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Terie McClintock

Terie McClintock is the Oracle Healthcare Practice Director at Perficient, Inc. where she is responsible for providing healthcare subject matter expertise to the Perficient Oracle National Business Unit while also cultivating and managing the partnership with Oracle’s Healthcare Vertical and Horizontal Business Units. Terie has more than 25 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Perficient, Terie contributed over 13 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with the most recent title of Director, Data Management Services. Prior to M.D. Anderson, Terie worked for IBM as a Senior Consultant.

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