Face-to-Face by Videoconference: Improving Diabetes Care


Story by Jeannette Y. Wick, HCP Live

Columbia University’s Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine (IDEATel) project, a 4-year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-sponsored demonstration project, showed that a telemedicine intervention can improve glycemic, lipid, and blood pressure control. A study that appears ahead-of-print in Telemedicine Journal and e-Health evaluated factors associated with primary care providers’ (PCPs’) acceptance of a diabetes team’s recommendations, and reports that PCP’s acceptance of this type of intervention increases with more exposure to the process.

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