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|Title:||Accountable care and evidence-based decision making.|
|metadata.dc.title.book:||Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management|
|Other Authors:||Goldberg, Steve|
|Keywords:||Information Communication Technology|
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Evidence Based Decision Making
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
|Abstract:||In today's cost challenged healthcare environment accountable care and evidence-based decision making have become important considerations. Contemporaneous to this is the fact that the superior management of diabetes has become a global priority especially given the exponential increase in the number of diabetes patients as well as the financial implications of treating this silent epidemic. Thus, this research focuses on trying to address these respective yet critical issues by examining the possibility of using a mobile web-based reporting system that taps into existing widely available resources to monitor and manage gestational diabetes. To test this solution, we adopted a randomized control trial with two-arm cross over applied to a not-for profit hospital in Victoria, Australia. From the perspective of practice, we have uncovered far reaching implications for hospital management's cost vs. quality care to patients. In particular, it appears that the adoption of smartphones to support many aspects of care and patient-clinician interactions is prudent.|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Health Informatics|
Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Inet International Inc., Canada
|Appears in Collections:||Health Informatics|
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