Telemedicine Pilot Could Be National Model for Diabetes Management

Sara Jackson | Fierce Mobile Healthcare | September 2, 2011

HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's regional health information organization (RHIO), and a designated Beacon Community for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is testing out telemedicine for diabetic management in an initiative that could become "a model for the nation," Beacon project director Todd Norris told Healthcare IT News.

It's a small pilot now, covering about 150 diabetic patients, and it will deliver data and alerts about blood pressure and other vital signs from mobile devices directly to HEALTHeLINK's HIE platform for the next two years, according to a report at NHINWatch. Ultimately, the program could be rolled out to all 250 of the healthcare providers in the RHIO's network, covering about 60,000 diabetic patients, according to Norris...