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.