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Blog posts tagged with diabetes management

  • New analysis reveals higher rates of prediabetes progressing to diabetes

    Fatima Paruk MD MPH
    May 02, 2017

    The bad news is that once prediabetes progresses to diabetes, it can cause serious complications, especially if left unmanaged. The good news is that research also shows that finding and connecting with prediabetic patients can help prevent or delay diabetes and improve outcomes. Big data – using both health and non-health data, machine learning and artificial intelligence – is the key. Read more…

  • Making a difference in The Diabetes Belt

    Jeanne Armstrong
    March 08, 2016

    The Mississippi Delta, a region in the American South along the Mississippi River, faces higher rates of diabetes than the rest of the United States. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has identified the area as part of “The Diabetes Belt,” where 11.7% of people have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to outside the belt with only 8.5% of the population. The Delta Health Alliance (Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A.) shared how it is using Allscripts solutions to manage diabetes care for better clinical and financial outcomes in a recent case study and video: Read more…

  • Diabetic patients are hiding in plain sight

    Fatima Paruk
    December 16, 2015

    Diabetes is a complex and costly chronic disease. Studies estimate that diabetes affects 8% of the U.S. population, but confirming this in patients who are undiagnosed, and identifying those at highest risk, remains challenging. At Allscripts Analytics, we’re transforming insights from traditional electronic health record (EHR) data into innovative methods for early identification of chronic disease and population health management. Read more…

  • Taking the detective work out of pediatric care

    Jennifer MacGregor
    March 12, 2015

    Alberta Children’s Hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) uses Allscripts SunriseTM to improve care and free its clinicians from tedious “detective work” and calculations. In a recent case study, physicians describe how they’ve applied intelligent order sets to pediatric diabetes management and infant Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). Solving the mystery of insulin management According to pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Jonathan Dawrant, managing insulin has three main challenges: Read more…

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