February 2016 - Fonemed

Chronic Diseases: The Greatest Threat to American Lives

By jody sparkes on Friday, February 19th, 2016 in ACOs, Disease Management, Patient Engagement, Population Health Software, Telehealth. No Comments

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. In fact, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S., killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year.[1] Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or conditions. Congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Read the full article…


The Zika Virus: 10 Things You Need to Know

By jody sparkes on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Health Information Line, Population Health, Telehealth, Zika. No Comments

A Global Emergency: The Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO), has declared the Zika virus outbreak a global emergency because there is an association between the infection and microcephaly. While the association between microcephaly and Zika is still being researched, the numbers of cases has continued to grow since the virus was first transmitted Read the full article…