U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

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Use Information Systems

Information technology is one of the most rapidly changing areas of health care and is substantially altering the ability of health care providers to support the delivery of better diabetes care. Allowing enhanced capabilities for self-management, monitoring, improved access, and better communication between patients and providers, as well as improving access to educational opportunities, makes the introduction of new technology an important driving force behind improving health. This section focuses on fundamental technological advances with known effectiveness in clinical systems for improving the process of care delivery and providing better clinical outcomes.