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Reflections on the Staggering 2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in U.S.

Malinda Peeples, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE, is a nationally recognized diabetes educator and clinical and informatics nurse specialist in the field of diabetes care for more than 30 years. Over the last decade she has been advancing the role of digital health solutions to improve care and lessen its burden within healthcare delivery system transformation. …

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How Health Plans Adapt in this Era of Healthcare Reform

Laurel Pickering, WellDoc’s Chief Revenue Officer, delves into today’s pain points for health plans as they navigate the rocky waters of healthcare reform. Pickering acknowledges, “It’s a really tough time for health plans due to enormous marketplace uncertainty.” Health plans across the country have been tentative with decision making or have dramatically changed their business …

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FDA’s Pre-Certification Public Workshop: Top Line Take Aways from a Digital Health Clinician Researcher

In mid-2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. At the same time FDA’s current Commissioner, Scott Gottleib, MD, launched the Software Precertification Pilot Program, simply called Pre-Certification or Pre-Cert program. Uniqueness’s of Digital Health Technologies This program, developed under FDA’s Center for Center for Devices and Radiological Health …

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Diabetes Care Standards Encourage Optimization of Self-care with Digital Health Solutions

For many years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has annually updated their Standards of Medicare Care in Diabetes and for years these standards have included the recommendation that all people receive Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES),1 a service covered by Medicare and other health plans. Yet several reports show that despite evidence of its effectiveness, the rate …

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Taking Diabetes Self-Management to the Next Level