A chronic condition increasing the risk of bone fractures

Over 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a chronic condition that affects women at a much higher rate than men. Risk factors for osteoporosis include, but are not limited to:
  • advanced age
  • tobacco use including smoking
  • excessive alcohol use
  • improper diet
  • lack of exercise
$ billion
annual cost of osteoporosis in the US1
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Woman with osteoporosis

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

Biomedix Xchange LogoThe Biomedix Xchange population health management platform is designed to help healthcare professionals focused on value-based care to identify and track chronic conditions such as 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.