Remote Condition Management Programs

The last decade has seen a transition of disease burden in India from Communicable to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). People with chronic conditions generally use more healthcare services, including physician visits, hospital care, and prescription drugs. This rapid increase in the number of people living longer with chronic conditions coupled with rising healthcare expenditures have spurred health plans, employers and the government to look for ways to reduce healthcare use and costs.

Condition management programs are one of the approaches that aim to provide better care while reducing the costs for the chronically ill. They are designed to improve the health of people with specific chronic conditions and to reduce healthcare service use and costs associated with avoidable complications, such as emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Apollo now supports the patient with the management of his chronic condition for NCDs like Diabetes, Asthma among others.

Through Apollo's remote management programs, enrolled patients receive a suite of tools that automate care plan compliance including the mobile app and wearable/non wearable devices that are related to their particular condition (e.g. diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension and high-risk pregnancy). We have therefore empowered a patient to monitor his own health on a daily basis with the help of easy to use digital health devices which are remotely monitored by our 24 x 7 Medical response centre consisting of primary care physicians (dedicated only to Telemedicine). Additionally, the technology's algorithms monitor the patient and run analyses on real-time data to identify intervention opportunities before patients are on a path to hospitalization.

Benefits for the patient:

  • Personalized medical advice and therapeutic regimen
  • Frequent assessment of the current condition to ensure the treatment and medication plan are right for the patient, according to national treatment guidelines
  • A chance to improve and maintain optimum quality of life.
  • A decrease in the need for hospitalization and emergency department care
  • Help in making and following lifestyle changes to manage the condition
  • Answers to health related questions anytime anywhere
  • Condition specific medical diagnostics
  • Specialist Advice and prescription post review of the Diagnostic test reports

Such Condition Management Programs supported by the Medical Response Centre as well as Apollo specialists provides continuum of care to patients. Rural communities in India can benefit from the technology for its telehealth and remote monitoring services. Patients with a primary diagnosis of at least one of the following chronic conditions – asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, high-risk pregnancy, and obesity can use the technology to communicate with providers and reduce their hospital visits.