This week, we celebrate Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 9-15) along with the Heart Failure Society of America. Statistics show that heart failure.
- Affects 5.8 million people in the U.S., with over 600,000 more diagnosed each year;
- Is one of the fastest growing heart disease conditions, with an expected increase of 25% by 2030;
- And cost the U.S. $39.2 billion in 2010 through health care services, medications, and productivity losses.
We at LUMEDX understand that in addition to educating patients on heart failure facts, symptoms, and preventative measures, it is also vital to examine the care provider’s side – namely, how to tackle the many challenges associated with managing a successful heart failure program.
Heart hospitals strive to provide timely, highest quality treatment to patients across the entire continuum of care – while finding ways to reduce costs, protect reimbursements, and manage populations efficiently. With a successful heart failure program in place, hospitals can improve patient outcomes by reducing readmissions and mortality rates while also saving time and money.
It is critical for clinicians, hospital administrators, vendors, and other stakeholders to come together and share ideas on how to optimize management and treatment of heart failure patient populations – both now and moving forward.
To add to this conversation, LUMEDX invites you to join us for a complimentary webinar next week on Heart Failure outcomes analytics: Using Analytics to Identify and Manage Heart Failure Patients. The webinar will take place next Thursday, February 20 at 1pm Eastern Time. You can register by clicking here.
We will continue to post on topics related to heart failure awareness for the rest of this week, and look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments. Follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more.