Developing an mHealth Framework to Improve Diabetes Self-Management

Saif Khairat, Carolyn M Porta

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The need for improved diabetes care outcomes is paramount. Each year, 1.6 million cases are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and as of 2006; diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Moreover, the financial burden associated with diabetes was estimated to be $174 billion in 2007. Studies show that effective patient-provider communication (PPC) improves diabetes self-care, diabetes outcomes, or both. There has been significant number of studies aimed at improving diabetes care through different telehealth technologies such as patient web portals. However, to the best of our knowledge, there has been limited amount of research done exploring the use of mobile technologies to improve diabetes care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicatione-Health - For Continuity of Care - Proceedings of MIE 2014
EditorsLouise Pape-Haugaard, Brigitte Seroussi Brigitte, Osman Saka, Christian Lovis, Arie Hasman, Stig Kjaer Andersen
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994312
StatePublished - 2014
Event25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Aug 31 2014Sep 3 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other25th European Medical Informatics Conference, MIE 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 European Federation for Medical Informatics and IOS Press.


  • Diabetes
  • Mobile Health
  • Self-management
  • Smartphone


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