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Category: Inside Views

NASH: America’s Silent Epidemic

You’ve heard of diabetes, and you’ve probably heard of cirrhosis too… but have you heard of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)? Even if you have heard of it, you may not have seen it: there are little to no symptoms, and was first identified relatively recently, in 1980, as the “unnamed disease”.For such a discreet disease, many […]

Are we really meeting patients where they are?

Scanning a healthcare organization’s website, odds are good that you’ll come across the phrase “meeting patients where they are”. As an industry, we talk about it all the time, and it is key to improving the patient experience—and outcomes. But are we really doing it? Physically? Geographically? The data says no. The graph below shows […]

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Most people with diabetes do not realize that heart disease is one of the more serious and common complications of having diabetes. The classic microvascular complications of the eye, kidney, and nerves are commonly discussed and more often stressed in the diabetes literature, even though they occur much less frequently than cardiovascular disease. Heart attacks, […]

Diabetes Education: We Can Do Better

Lifestyle management has been the cornerstone of diabetes treatment since the disease was first identified.  Insulin and medications are actually relative newcomers to the options available for treatment. Every major diabetes organization recommends diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is part of standard care for all individuals with diabetes. The benefits of DSMES are many […]

Its more than Diabetes!

Cardio-Metabolic chronic diseases are plaguing the US population and are creating an untenable level of cost to the US healthcare system. Although there is a growing public awareness of the pervasiveness and impact of Diabetes, there is less concerning the chronic disease states that co-exist with Diabetes. The infographic demonstrates the need for a strong […]

Diabetes – hasn’t that been solved?

No. The ‘diabetes problem’ has not been solved. In fact, despite the advances in blood glucose monitoring technologies, the proliferation of self-management apps, and near universal awareness of the impact of poorly-controlled diabetes, we haven’t significantly changed the trends on prevalence, outcomes or cost. Yet. Here’s an example of hemoglobin A1c control at a very […]

Twisted Healthcare Economics

Despite the high cost of healthcare in the US, numerous forces are converging to put pressure on hospital margins; 30% of hospitals are losing money. Some forces like policy, payer mix and workforce changes, are out of the control of the hospital, but others can be addressed. In particular, revenue cycle management innovations can be implemented […]

New MIPS Improvement Activity Supports RPM

This article is featured on AJMC and was co-written by Caroline Meade, MPH candidate. Telehealth is a growing market with a compound annual growth rate of 39.9%, more than double that of health information technology. Despite growth in the market, CMS has been slow to recognize the value that telehealth can bring to clinical encounters by […]

SMART on FHIR is changing healthcare – Rimidi joins Cerner Marketplace

Rimidi is on fire because of FHIR. We just launched our Diabetes+Me application in Cerner’s app marketplace, an improtant milestone in interoperability for us as a company. Rimidi is a digital health company providing software and clinical analytics for chronic disease management. Our goal is to make it easier for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers to manage […]

The Cost of Complications

Today, diabetes will cause 200 individuals to undergo an amputation, 136 to enter end-stage kidney disease treatment, and 1,795 to develop severe retinopathy that could lead to vision loss and blindness. These complications are key drivers in the direct medical costs of patients with diabetes and account for 20% of total diabetes care spending. Additionally, […]

Diabetes by the Numbers

On average people with diabetes have medical expenditures roughly 2.3 times higher than what they would be in the absence of diabetes. Care for people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for more than 1 in 5 health care dollars in the U.S., and more than half of that can be directly attributed to diabetes. The cost of diabetes […]