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Study: Messaging diabetic teens bolsters engagement, disease knowledge

Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new  study  published in the  American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.

How mHealth tech is changing diabetes treatment

Today's mobile apps are helping diabetics aggregate blood sugar and nutritional data from multiple platforms and devices and logging data into central portals accessible anywhere, according to Steve Robinson, general manager of the Cloud Platform Services Division for IBM.

Diabetes sends healthcare costs soaring

The rising prevalence of diabetes in the United States is one of the major factors increasing the costs of healthcare services. Altogether, diagnosed cases of diabetes drives the spending of 10 percent of all healthcare dollars, representing about $245 billion a year in 2012, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care.

EHR analysis can flag undiagnosed diabetes

In a paper urging the use of electronic diabetes registries, researchers illustrated that analysis of coding in electronic health records and the use of algorithms to sort through biochemical data can flag a significant number of people with undiagnosed diabetes.

Cerner, Livongo partner on diabetes management tech

Cerner is expanding its healthcare strategy through a partnership with Livongo Health aimed at making diabetes screening and patient self-management more effective and proactive.

Lack of education breeds disparities despite equal access to care

Improved access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act won't necessarily narrow the care disadvantage gap for less educated patients, according to a new brief from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center on Society and Health.

Changes in EHR use, QI initiatives help clinics to improve care

Small clinics often lack experience with quality improvement initiatives and electronic clinical data to help patients with diabetes, according to a case study of the Utah Beacon Experience. But with proper training, such facilities can use those resources to improve patient care.

Holistic education led to dramatic improvements for diabetes patients

Hospitals that educate and empower diabetes patients through the use of  holistic techniques report the population experiences a dramatic drop in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a study from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network found.

Beacon Community case study: Partnerships the foundation to HIT projects

Developing community relationships was a foundational step to improving safety-net care in New Orleans, according to a case study of the Crescent City Beacon Community.

Google taps Novartis to drive smart contact lens forward

Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.