Despite the increasing number of technologies and approaches associated with improving chronic disease management — including diabetes — members are still struggling to take control of their disease while healthcare costs continue to skyrocket. This is because the notion of chronic disease management is built on a financial model, rather than structured on meeting the needs of the individual members. As a result, these disease management innovations are squarely placing the burden and responsibility of the disease back on the individual living with the condition, requiring them to take on more, devote more time, and even alter their behaviors to be successful.
In this session, Scott Kirschner, Director of Benefits Strategy at Iron Mountain, and Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer at Livongo, will discuss approaching disease management from a new perspective – one that is designed with the member in mind that removes the hassles associated with the disease, while still delivering great results.
The team at Iron Mountain had a challenge – as part of their overall health strategy aimed at improving health and containing rapidly rising healthcare costs, they needed to find a better way to support their employees and dependents living with diabetes. In 2015, Iron Mountain alaunched a comprehensive diabetes management system to provide a more cost-effective, supportive solution.
In this session attendees will learn: