How many times are we told to eat less sugar as it causes one of the most common chronic illness i.e. Diabetes.
This year World Health Day 2016 will be focusing on diabetes, a non-communicable disease (NCD) directly impacting millions of people, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.
Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which may over time lead to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. The prevalence of diabetes has been steadily increasing in the past few decades, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge exists to reverse this trend through targeted prevention and appropriate care.
The two type of diabetes are treated differently. Type I is managed with insulin & exercise and Type II with non-insulin, diet changes and weight reduction. Both types are advised regular tests and blood sugar level maintenance. The patients are always advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle
EMR and diabetes care management
A study conducted by O’Connor found significant diabetes care improvement using an EMR. He conducted a study on clinics and found that EMR helped remind doctors when the tests of a certain patients were due, keeping in check their lipids and AC1 levels compared to clinics not using an EMR.Moreover, EMRs helped develop care plans and improved communication and documentation systems of the clinics.
The EMR systems have improved care management systems all over the world. An EMR system like CloudClinik allows doctors to set reminders when the patient is due. It also allows maintaining a patient profile, recording his results from his last tests, prescriptions and drugs advised. A lot of times if an EMR isn’t working, one of the reasons is that the facility is using it only for scheduling or other basic function. For proper care management it is important that doctor and his staff fully integrate the system from visit planning to patient outreach which is very possible with CloudClinik.