Health Policy

ADA's 80th Scientific Session wrapped up today, and there was a lot of ground covered, despite the fact that we all watched from our chairs at home and daily step-counts were way down from last year.  Here are my top five takeaways and themes from...

      Our UCSF Clinical Informatics group met a few months ago with several representatives from a major Health IT vendor. The vendor, we’ll call them RxLabs, is a provider of pharmaceutical related knowledge in many domains, including decision support tools for the EHR....

“But who is going to pay for it?!” This has been the common refrain for years. The world of diabetes care experienced this dilemma relatively early-on, as some of the earliest digital health tools were in the diabetes field. When home glucose monitoring became easier and...

The current paradigm of office visits every three months for PWDs (people with diabetes) is not the right model (nor is it for other similar chronic conditions).  The management of diabetes requires a patient to make dozens of daily self-management decisions.  "How much insulin should I...

I gave a talk yesterday to a great crowd at the annual UCSF CME conference, Diabetes Update.  The slides from my presentation, "The Future of Diabetes Management: Social Networking and New Technologies," can be viewed on Slideshare....

Published in an Online First this week by JAMIA was the extension of the original DiaTel study published in Diabetes Care in 2010.  The original study ran from 2005-2007, and patients were randomized to an "Active Care Management" (ACM) arm or a "Care Coordination" (CC) arm.  The...