The Global Coalition on Aging is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to an array of healthy aging initiatives. Its core supporters range from Philips and Deloitte and Pfizer to Nutricia, S&P Global and Home Instead Senior Care to Bayer, BlackRock and Aegon.
For its recent summit on “Re-Framing Heart Failure in the Context of Active Aging,” the coalition welcomed representatives from the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, the World Heart Federation, the Ad Council, Mended Hearts, the Cardiovascular Nurses Association and many more to tackle awareness, messaging, policy, delivery/prevention and other tangible ways to educate patients and providers on heart failure.
Attendees came to New York for this event from Ireland, Switzerland and other compass points.
Where would health IT fit in?
Organizations like the coalition understand that remote patient monitoring, telehealth, in-home medication dispensers and connectivity to the providers office is the present, and future, of chronic care management seeking improved intervention outcomes and an impact on hospital admissions, readmissions, ER visits and overall quality of life.
Coalition goals and certainly the goals of global companies like Philips are to find ways to scale these types of care management, improve provider engagement into these care paths and of course activate patients to take a proactive role in preventing or managing an often-misunderstood chronic condition.