AHRQ Health IT Update: Self-Management SupportAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 05/12/2014 09:30 AM EDT
IT Enabled Self-Management Support for Urban Diabetes Patients
Research supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) identified innovative diabetes self-management programs for patients who speak multiple languages. “Diabetes Health Information Technology Innovation to Improve Quality of Life for Health Plan Members in an Urban Safety Net” appeared in the April—July issue of Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Through an automated telephone system, the program provided 27 weeks of support in English, Spanish and Cantonese. Participants showed improvements in diabetes self-care behaviors, suggesting that automated telephone support may have an important role to play in improving patient-centered diabetes care.
Select to access the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24594561.