Patients laud diabetes-managing technology in pilot study

A pilot of WellDoc's DiabetesManager by diabetic employees of health insurer Health Care Service Corporation--which runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in four states including Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas--determined the technology to be "highly useful" in an online end-user survey, according to a blog post this week by AT&T Chief Medical Information Officer Geeta Nayyar. AT&T serves as a corporate partner for WellDoc.

Overall, 88 percent rated DiabetesManager either a 4 or a 5 on a five-point scale. Seventy-eight percent said they would keep using the technology at the end of the pilot period, while 93 percent said they would recommend it to someone else. Blog post