Newsmaker: Allscripts CEO lauds UMass Memorial in Forbes

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

May 08, 2012
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A column in Forbes.com, “Face Time MD: How Consumer Tech Can Deliver Care That’s Better, Faster and Cheaper,” references the innovative online diabetes monitoring program launched by UMass Memorial Health Care, clinical partner of UMass Medical School.

MCT Clinical, a web-based diabetes management system from MyCareTeam, is integrated at UMass Memorial with the Allscripts electronic health record solution used by physicians. It allows diabetics to send their blood glucose monitor data from their home computers straight to their doctor’s records.

“As doctors begin to get compensated for keeping their patients healthy and not just for treating them when they’re sick, this kind of real-time inexpensive data will be essential,” writes Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts in the Forbes.com piece. “It’s the future of health care, right before your eyes.”

Read the full story: FaceTime M.D.: How Consumer Tech Can Deliver Care That's Better, Faster And Cheaper

Related links on UMassMedNow:
Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on web-based diabetes support
Remote health monitoring helps patients manage diabetes