"Caring for patients with chronic diseases is an ever-increasing burden to our healthcare system and a tremendous source of costs," said Jim Mingle, MyCareTeam's Chief Executive Officer. "Integrating the MyCareTeam clinical app with Allscripts Electronic Health Record was easy to do given their open platform and is already enabling providers and patients to communicate more effectively between – and avoid unnecessary – office visits."
The integrated system also has the potential to assist patients in managing other chronic diseases such as weight management, blood pressure and in the future, asthma.
UMass Memorial Achieves Significant Improvements
With more than 2,700 patients enrolled in the first six months and a plan to roll out to all its diabetic patients, the UMass Memorial diabetes care team has noted significant improvements as a result of the system in patient flow, greater efficiencies within the clinic, and better collaboration among an interdisciplinary team of primary care providers, nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators and family members.
"We are rapidly increasing patient enrollment and have recently expanded our roll-out to an additional 200 providers," said Dr. David Harlan, co-director of the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence and former Diabetes Branch Chief for the intramural research program as the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
|SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.|
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