Chronic Diseases Management Systems
Multidisciplinary team support
Reports on outcomes and activity
Support for integrated patient care
Diabetes is a worldwide and ever-growing problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. This number is likely to more than double by 2030 and diabetes deaths will increase by more than 50 % in the next 10 years without urgent actions. Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to high blood glucose in 2012.
Cardiovascular Diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, an estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented though by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies (WHO).
COPD and respiratory diseases
According to WHO estimates, currently 235 million people suffer from asthma and about 3 million people died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2015, and the mortality is estimated to increase by 30 % in the next 10 years. According to estimates for 2030, COPD is predicted to become the third leading cause of death in the world. COPD is a progressive life-threatening lung disease that causes breathlessness (initially with exertion) and predisposes to exacerbations and serious illness.