Category Archives: Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

An Engaged Patient Takes Control of His CKD Journey

What you need to understand about me is that I’ve lived my entire life outside the box. Active, engaged, creative and in control—that’s me. I was a master builder who worked on centuries-old buildings in and around my hometown of Portland, Oregon. I was the guy people called when a building had a problem no […]


Tom Mitchell Tom Mitchell is a former master builder and a patient mentor for Cricket Health, a developer of scalable healthcare technology services designed to fundamentally transform the care and treatment of people with chronic kidney disease who are at high-risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Chronic Disease Management

Using Gaming to Engage and Drive Behavior Changes in Patients

Today’s chronic disease patient is often inundated with education about his or her condition. Although clinicians and educators have good intentions, and the material provided is robust and thorough, traditional education often fails to drive patients to make needed behavior changes. The Challenge of the Returning Patient Nearly 25% of patients hospitalized with congestive heart […]