Online disease management system supports improvement of patients with diabetes

From the AHRQ Health IT Update:

Diabetes patients provided with a web-based intervention that supported case management and dietary counseling were more likely to improve blood sugar levels over time, suggests a study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Online disease management of diabetes: Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources-Diabetes (EMPOWER-D), a randomized controlled trial” appeared in the November edition of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

 A group of 415 patients participated in the study; when compared with the control group that received standard diabetes management from a primary care provider,

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