Rethinking the Future of Outpatient Chronic Care

September 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Sep2010, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p62
The article offers information on outpatient chronic care in the U.S. It states that a large number of Americans are entering the ages 55 to 75 and physicians are not expected to provide the care they needed. It discusses the initiative of Cleveland Clinic to monitor patients afflicted with multiple chronic diseases in a clinical setting using its EMR system and the online HealthVault of Microsoft. The EMR of Vanderbilt Medical Group and Clinic in Tennessee which helps in data mining and decision support is also explained.


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