With one in three Americans projected to have diabetes by 2050 and a shortage of endocrinologists to treat them, it’s clear that new approaches to diabetes care and management are needed. Case studies demonstrate the power of telehealth to reinvent care delivery for diabetes with real-time access to health experts at any hour, live monitoring of symptoms, instant notifications of high need for intervention, and remote coaching and consultation. At Avera Health, telehealth monitoring, education, and intervention for women with gestational diabetes has saved $500 to $1,000 per patient, decreasing C-section rates 20 percent, eliminating hospital stays longer than two days for one-in-four women, and increasing vaginal deliveries without complications by nearly 27 percent. This session will explore strategies for using telehealth to more effectively manage diabetes in men, women, and children, with lessons learned from Avera Health and Joslin Diabetes Center, part of Harvard Medical School.
Assess the factors driving digital health interventions for diabetes
Evaluate the business case for telemedicine diabetes care
Discuss use cases for telemedicine diabetes management
Compare mHealth interventions for diabetes management
Describe the benefits of telemedicine on diabetes outcomes