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Patients at D.C. Hospital Use PHR to Manage Diabetes

October 28, 2009
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Diabetic patients at Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.) have adopted an online personal health record (PHR) from (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and are actively using it to communicate with their doctors and manage their disease, says the company.

Howard University’s Diabetes Treatment Center integrated the hospital’s EMR with the PHR to manage diabetes treatment online as part of an initiative offering diabetes testing and treatment to underserved residents in the five city wards with the highest incidence of the disease.

Doctors and technicians from the Diabetes Treatment Center, which is funded by a DOH grant, travel to various locations via a mobile unit to screen and test residents for the disease. All encounters on the mobile unit are then documented in an EMR system, and patients are offered a free PHR from, it says.

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