Impact of chronic diseases
Chronic diseases are the major driver in healthcare costs in the US and globally. Diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma account for the majority of deaths and costs in the US. Managing these diseases can be a challenge, as much of the burden falls upon the patient to self-manage them on a daily basis. Specifically, managing the dosing and timing of multiple medications is a challenge that results in both poor adherence and outcomes in many of these patients.
The impact of diabetes
It is a progressive disease, for which approximately 1/3 of Type 2 diabetes patients must self-monitor their blood glucose, and self-administer insulin on a daily basis in order to maintain blood glucose control.
Studies have shown that patients who maintain relatively tight blood glucose control, as indicated by a lab test measuring HbA1C (glycosylated hemoglobin), can drastically reduce the risk of devastating diabetes-related complications such as nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy. Nephropathy can result in dialysis, retinopathy can result in blindness and neuropathy can result in foot ulcers and amputations.
The Results of Non-Adherence
This is especially true in diabetes, the first focus area for Chronicare. For example, more than 7 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes inject insulin on at least a daily basis. Several million of them take multiple injections each day, but often struggle with their self-management for reasons such as:
As a result, an estimated regimen, resulting in very poor outcomes and a substantial financial burden on the healthcare system. 93% of health plans report having implemented a medication adherence program for diabetes, yet patients are still unable to adhere to their medication regimens.
The Chronicare Connect platform is built upon a foundation of patient-generated data and advanced AI-based decision support, providing patients with personalized coaching and insulin-dosing recommendations, improving medication adherence and glycemic control for diabetes patients regardless of medication regimen.
|Insulin dosing data capture|
|BGM data capture|
|CGM data integration|
|Oral medication tracking|
|Real-time app data display|
|Effortless Bluetooth syncing|
|Chronicare can provide Type 1 diabetes patients on multiple daily injections with many of the benefits experienced by patients on insulin pump therapy, but at a fraction of the cost. Our data-driven tools and certified diabetes educator health coaches can assist with insulin dosing ratios for carbohydrate intake and blood glucose corrections, basal rate adjustments, bolus calculation and active insulin.|
|For patients initiating basal insulin, Chronicare can help guide the patient along their insulin titration journey. Using glucose and insulin data, the system will provide suggested dosing changes powered by clinically validated dosing algorithms. For patients on multiple daily injections, our data-driven tools and certified diabetes educator coaches can assist with insulin dosing ratios for carbohydrate intake and blood glucose corrections, basal rate adjustments, as well as overall medication management.|
Chronicare Connect Benefits
|Powerful big-data insights|
|Clinically validated dosing algorithms|
|Actionable alerts & reminders|
|Improved patient engagement|
|Cost-effective population health|
|Trending & pattern recognition|
|Population specific reporting|
|Improved Glycemic Control|
Chronicare Connect Platform
In order to address this significant treatment challenge, Chronicare is developing an integrated solution for people with diabetes, focused on improving medication adherence and blood glucose control. Our connected care service integrates a combination of innovative, connected medical devices with a state-of-the-art digital coaching platform. This integrated offering, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, enables real-time insights, reminders and notifications, personalized dosing recommendations, and access to live coaching and feedback from our highly trained team of health coaches.
The Chronicare leadership team encompasses great depth and breadth in commercial, product development and clinical and medical affairs in life sciences and medical devices; and more specifically, in diabetes medical device products and services.
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