Can mHealth Revolutionize Evidence-Based Practice in Diabetes Care?

The American Journal of Managed Care July 2015

Bethany J. Hills, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored “Can mHealth Revolutionize Evidence-Based Practice in Diabetes Care?” in The American Journal of Managed Care.

Following is an excerpt:

Various applications of this real-time information are now emerging in the dia­betes care and population health space. For example, mHealth technologies and tools have been incorporated into pa­tient wellness and disease prevention plans. These include smartphone apps that record food intake or exercise activ­ity as well as text message services with healthy living reminders. … For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a mobile application can be prescribed that contin­uously monitors the patient’s key health metrics and behaviors in real time and adapts prescription therapy interven­tion recommendations based on these data. This demonstrates a potential place for mHealth in patient care as well as the advancement of knowledge on best practices in abetting self-care.