Reimagining primary care in an era of chronic diseases

 

TODAY recently featured Livongo in an article:

“In California, Livongo (an abbreviated ‘‘Life on the go’’) is working to revolutionalise diabetes care. Instead of conventional clinic-based models that leave patients to figure things out in their day-to-day activities, Livongo aims to use bite-sized personal and clinical data to drive behavioural change in real time…

In this era of chronic diseases, we need to change behaviours, not write more prescriptions.

Professor Tai E-Shyong from the National University Hospital has described this as the ‘‘8,759 hours’’ paradox: Patients see their doctors on average four times a year, or an hour annually; the remaining 8,759 hours of the year, they are left to fend for themselves.”

>> Read the full article here.