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Digital technologies and chronic disease management

9 Dec 2014
Description

Raises awareness of the potential benefits of using digital technologies for improving practice efficiencies and patient health outcomes.

Background
Digital technologies will become a major part of our healthcare system, with particular impact in primary care. However, many healthcare professionals are not sufficiently informed of the digital technologies available today and how they and their patients can gain substantial benefit from adoption of these technologies.

Objective
To raise awareness of the potential benefits of using digital technologies for improving practice efficiencies and patient health outcomes.

Discussion
Implementing best practice care for patients with chronic and complex conditions is one of the greatest challenges facing gen-eral practice and other primary care providers. It has been suggested that digital technologies could assist by decreasing the administrative burden of care delivery, improving quality of care, increasing practice efficiencies and better supporting patient self-management. In this paper, we consider some areas in the management of chronic and long-term conditions where digital and mobile health solutions can make a difference today.

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2014
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