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Title: Accountable care and evidence-based decision making. Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: Information Communication Technology
Accountable Care
Chronic Disease
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational Diabetes
Evidence Based Decision Making
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IGI Global
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.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0920-2.ch034
ISBN: 9781522509202
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Inet International Inc., Canada
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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