Coverage & Commentary

Why Patient Behavior Change Is Key for Chronic Disease Management

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace health IT as a patient engagement and chronic care management aid, it’s important that technology answers the “end goal” question. At Health2047, Managing Director Karl Ronn wants to see technology that creates a behavior change and doesn’t simply serve as yet another annoying daily reminder to complete a task.

“Chronic care is all toothpaste, but the trouble then becomes, what’s the solution?” Ronn posited. “What’s the patient’s end objective and what can you do on a daily basis to reach it?”