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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the City of Miami, Microsoft and Resolute Solutions Seek to Improve Care of Diabetic Populations Using Collaborative Technology
Date:6/10/2009

Organizations team pilot chronic care management tools in a historic African-American community.

MIAMI, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the city of Miami, and Resolute Solutions Corp., today announced a joint study in Miami's Overtown neighborhood aimed at changing the way primary care is delivered and how patients interact with their physicians using collaborative technologies.

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The initial focus of the study, "Overtown Health Education and Access Through an Information Technology Utilization Project," will be diabetes management. Overtown, a predominantly African-American neighborhood in the city of Miami, is located near the Miami Health District, which includes the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The study is funded by the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami with support from the United Health Foundation.

"We are always looking to new technologies to increase the reach of services to our constituents as well as improve their health outcomes, especially for our neediest residents. The Overtown Health Project is another step forward for Elevate Miami, our public/private partnership to offer affordable technology packages that ensure residents and businesses are digitally enabled," said Manny Diaz, mayor, city of Miami.

A key facet of the Overtown Health Project is the creation of a feedback loop that allows patients to stay in touch with their primary care physicians. Each interaction between doctor and patient will be recorded to populate a database of compliance measures that, in turn, will be
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