A chronic condition increasing the risk of bone fractures
- advanced age
- tobacco use including smoking
- excessive alcohol use
- improper diet
- lack of exercise
Bone fractures significantly affect mortality rates in aged populations
Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as “porous bone” and occurs typically during the aging process where the body doesn’t produce enough bone material to replace the bone material which is being broken down by the body.
This results in bones which are weakened, making patients more susceptible to fractures, especially major fractures which can be difficult to recover from and negatively impact quality-of-life.
In patients over 50, the 1-year mortality rate of a hip fracture is 25%, underscoring just how important it is to screen for osteoporosis1.
Biomedix Xchange and osteoporosis
We have carefully chosen best-in-class diagnostic devices to be hosted on our technology stack and feature BeamMed’s MiniOmni with seamless integration, enabling the diagnosis and care planning for multiple chronic conditions in a single patient record.