Diabetes is an epidemic. Millions of Americans suffer from this disease. The American Diabetes Association recently estimated the disease cost $245 billion in 2012. While our healthcare system is adept at treating acute illness, patients and clinicians are often ill-equipped to manage chronic illnesses that require frequent communication between them. A study released by the Center for Disease Control notes that health IT is an essential component of chronic care models. Health IT can improve care coordination, advance self-management skills, and promote decision support. The UMass Memorial Health Care system serves about 33,000 patients with diabetes. To help improve patient outcomes, and integrate care across our health care system, we’ve been using MyCareTeam™ Diabetes Management for Allscripts Enterprise EHR™. We believe the system can help connect diabetic patients with their health care teams, can help engage patients in their own care, and […]
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