SPOTLIGHT: Chronic disease management improves in Cleveland Clinic, Microsoft pilot

A collaborative pilot between Microsoft and the Cleveland Clinic found that when patients with three specific chronic conditions used medical devices in their homes to connect with doctors, patient activity became more focused and physician efficiency improved. An announcement of the pilot's findings came at a press conference at HIMSS10 in Atlanta on Monday. "Making it easier for patients to more actively engage in their ongoing health and wellness is a necessary step in trying to manage the increasing onset of chronic disease worldwide and the costs associated with this alarming trend," said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Health Solutions Group. FierceMobileHealthcare