Tag: chronic disease

Results from a large mHealth chronic disease program in rural italy

Managing chronic disease in rural areas is a challenge for all countries. Increased travel time and costs to reach health providers potentially decrease access and can negatively impact health status. Telemedicine offers one solution to this ongoing challenge by reducing the effect of distance. With these thoughts in mind, researchers in Italy recently performed a […]

Innovating with web-based interventions to tackle chronic disease

By: Perry Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Researchers estimate that half of Americans will suffer from a chronic disease before 2020, a startling fact that begs for innovation in order to prevent this occurrence or at least manage these diseases when they occur. Patient Activation Measure is a valid, highly reliable scale developed by researchers at the […]