Best Practices for Diabetes Care: Using a Text Message-Based Remote Patient Monitoring Tool to Improve Diabetes Control (March 28, 2018)
Justin Huynh, M.D., Mercy Virtual Care Center; Mary Laubinger, R.N., M.S.N., Executive Director of Clinic Quality, Safety, and Care Management, Mercy East Region
Despite such a massive financial investment in treating diabetes, blood glucose control for diabetes patients remains a difficult to goal to achieve. Much of this failure stems from an inconsistent communication of blood glucose values to providers when patients are outside an office visit. Mercy describes how the utilization of a simple, text message-based remote monitoring tool helped narrow this compliance gap and improved the health of their patients.
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