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Lack of education breeds disparities despite equal access to care

Improved access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act won't necessarily narrow the care disadvantage gap for less educated patients, according to a new brief from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center on Society and Health.

Changes in EHR use, QI initiatives help clinics to improve care

Small clinics often lack experience with quality improvement initiatives and electronic clinical data to help patients with diabetes, according to a case study of the Utah Beacon Experience. But with proper training, such facilities can use those resources to improve patient care.

Holistic education led to dramatic improvements for diabetes patients

Hospitals that educate and empower diabetes patients through the use of  holistic techniques report the population experiences a dramatic drop in blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a study from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network found.

Beacon Community case study: Partnerships the foundation to HIT projects

Developing community relationships was a foundational step to improving safety-net care in New Orleans, according to a case study of the Crescent City Beacon Community.

Google taps Novartis to drive smart contact lens forward

Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.

Nurse-led chronic-condition care could offset primary care shortage

Giving nurses a larger role in care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes could help offset the primary care physician shortage, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Secure messaging linked to more in-person visits

Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Smartphone-powered bionic pancreas outperforms traditional diabetes pump

A wearable, automated bionic pancreas, created using an iPhone 4S and a G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor and a software algorithm, outperformed a traditional insulin pump approach in a study on adolescent and adult diabetic monitoring published in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

29M have diabetes nationwide

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, up from 26 million in 2010, but 25 prcent don't know they have it, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lessons from the Cincinnati Beacon Community project

While the Cincinnati Beacon Community project has shown results in improved care, it didn't achieve all of its aims, according to an article published this month in  Health Affairs. And the process wasn't always smooth.