Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on web-based diabetes support

By Lisa M. Larson and Bryan Goodchild

UMass Medical School Communications

February 15, 2012

David Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, is passionate about the new technology at UMass Memorial Health Care, clinical partner of UMass Medical School, that allows patients to easily share blood glucose levels, insulin doses and information on diet and exercise with their doctors.

The electronic reporting system combines the MyCareTeam web-based diabetes management system with the Allscripts electronic records system, which means once patients plug their glucose monitors into their home computer to upload daily statistics, the information is automatically sent to their health care providers.

Dr. Harlan, director of the UMass Memorial Health Care Diabetes Center of Excellence, said 2,700 patients have signed up to use this revolutionary system.

Learn more in this expert’s corner video. 

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