A framework for a diabetes mellitus disease management system in Southern Israel

Matthew A. Fox, Ilana Harman-Boehm, Shimon Weitzman, Julian Zelingher

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    Abstract

    Chronic diseases are a significant burden on western healthcare systems and national economies. It has been suggested that automated disease management for chronic disease, like diabetes mellitus (DM), improves the quality of care and reduces inappropriate utilization of diagnostic and therapeutic measures. We have designed a comprehensive DM Disease Management system for the Negev region in southern Israel. This system takes advantage of currently used clinical and administrative information systems. Algorithms for DM disease management have been created based on existing and accepted Israeli guidelines. All data fields and tables in the source information systems have been analyzed, and interfaces for periodic data loads from these systems have been specified. Based on this data, four subsets of decision support algorithms have been developed. The system generates alerts in these domains to multiple end users. We plan to use the products of this information system analysis and disease management specification in the actual development process of such a system shortly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealth Data in the Information Society - Proceedings of MIE 2002
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages821-825
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)1586032798, 9781586032791
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
    Event17th International Conference of the European Federation of Medical Informatics, MIE 2002 - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 25 Aug 200229 Aug 2002

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Volume90
    ISSN (Print)0926-9630
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference of the European Federation of Medical Informatics, MIE 2002
    Country/TerritoryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period25/08/0229/08/02

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