Diabetic patients unwilling to pay physicians for outside scheduled office visits

June 30, 2017

These types of systems could save the U.S. healthcare system over $200 billion during the next 25 years if they were utilized in just a handful of chronic diseases on patients 65 years old and older, not only through treatment compliance monitoring, but also from risky event prevention. Chronic disease accounts for three quarters of America's direct health expenditures, and chronically-ill patients cost 3.5 times a much to serve compared to others, and account for 80% of all hospital bed days and 96% of homecare visits.

"Everyone agrees that the only way to provide better care to a rapidly aging population while reducing healthcare costs, given the shortage of nurses and physicians, is to enable and deploy homecare monitoring", states Christophe Sevrain, the CEO of Michigan-based CJPS Medical Systems. "Patients' compliance to their treatment regimen, and the monitoring of their health to prevent adverse effects are absolutely critical to not only a reduction in the cost of care, but also to the quality of life of these patients affected by chronic diseases", he adds.

In addition, this particular system combines these vital signs monitoring data with other patients' data such as allergies, prescriptions, treatments, medical history, and insurance information.

"This is Healthcare IT at its best" continues Sevrain. "Not only does it lower the cost of healthcare by potentially preventing emergency situations and by creating digital medical records, but it is also better care as the monitoring is continuous and only abnormal situations are reported to caregivers, freeing them to focus on those patients that need most attention", he adds.

Source: CJPS Medical Systems