October 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET 

Caring for Polychronic Populations


Polychronic patients have multiple chronic diseases, one of which impacts their quality of life. And this populations is growing rapidly. The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease estimates polychronic patients – those with three or more chronic diseases — is projected to nearly triple from 30.8 million patients in 2015 to 83.4 million patients by 2030. Treating this population adds complexity to an already fragmented healthcare system. Polychronic patients tend to have longer hospital stays and higher readmission rates, which often results in lower patient satisfaction. We’ll explore the demographics of this group and innovative ways to reduce data fragmentation and provide a holistic care approach while containing costs.



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