John Cassar, CEO of SuperCare Health, was a presenter at the 2016 Connect2Care User Summit held October 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. He discussed chronic care management of COPD and how a comprehensive high-touch, high-tech program can help health care providers reduce hospital readmissions within 30-days of an initial hospital stay.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and, on average, 1 in 5 COPD patients are readmitted to the hospital due to an exacerbation of their condition. The average cost of hospital readmissions range from $11,000-$13,000.
Connect2Care is an annual educational event featuring sessions led by healthcare professionals who are transforming healthcare delivery using Philips solutions. Attendees have the opportunity to learn how their industry peers are transforming their clinical best practices, share highlights of how they have solved common healthcare problems, and understand how technological innovation can lower costs while improving clinical outcomes and expanding patient access.
To learn more about SuperCare Health’s COPD programs, click here.