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Diabetes Specialist Uses Health IT Tools To Help Patients Improve Their Care – Part I

Damon Davis | April 27, 2012

Patients and physicians nationwide are leveraging health information technology (health IT) to make their health care interaction more efficient and effective without necessarily having to be face-to-face. The use of existing and emerging technologies—such as cell phones, personal health records, mobile apps, and monitoring devices—are creating ways for patients and providers to monitor health conditions remotely. Endocrinologist, Dr. Gail Nunlee-Bland, shared her story with ONC about several studies she has done looking at how using health information technology can improve her patients’ diabetes self-management.

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U.S. Surgeon General’s Healthy App Challenge

Damon Davis | December 6, 2011

Do you have mobile app ideas or have one already developed? The Surgeon General’s Healthy App Challenge invites developers to submit their health, wellness, and fitness mobile apps for review by an independent panel of reviewers selected by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin. The panel will be supported by the Office of the Surgeon General, and the ONC Innovations Office and Consumer e-Health program. Winners will be announced at a public event in late January.

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