Managing chronic conditions is difficult for patients, physicians

People with multiple chronic conditions often have trouble managing their health care, but the HHS last month released a free training curriculum to help practitioners with such patients. Dr. John Piette at the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease said medication conflicts and physicians not talking with each other are big problems. He said electronic health records can help track patient care, and patients can write down information during physician visits and encourage their doctors to communicate about their care. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/10)