Plexus Advisor Neal Kaufman is founder of DPS health, a communications technology company that is a leader in the development of technology enabled and clinically linked self-management support interventions.
Neal writes, "The
summer is always an exciting time at DPS Health because we get a chance
to hit the road and spend time with colleagues at the American Diabetes
Association and American Association of Diabetes Educator meetings. As
always, it is encouraging to see the increasing role information
technology plays in healthcare delivery.
I had the good fortune to be featured on a panel at the AADE with Malinda Peeples and Linda Siminerio titled Self-Management Support: Internet and Cell Phones Make Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Affordable and Scalable.
presentation was well attended and featured a lively discussion and
engaging Q and A. In her daily write up of the meetings events, esteemed
journalist Kelly Close wrote.
Kaufman] highlighted the vast potential of mobile health, telemedicine,
and the Internet to engage patients with personalized content, improve
diabetes outcomes, and streamline care. (read the full write up here)
the presentation, we distributed a short survey on how technology is
becoming a larger part of clinicians' professional lives and impacting
the health of their patients. The survey results are absolutely
fascinating, and reinforce what we at DPS Health have long believed; There are significant benefits when healthcare providers utilize technology to support patients' healthy behaviors.
was illuminating that nearly 2/3s of the respondents felt an online
intervention would benefit their patients with type 2 diabetes more than
other methods. And, more than 90% of respondents believe their patients
think technology can be effective in helping them better manage their
health. Overall the survey showed that there are still some barriers to
overcome before widespread adoption, but it also showed that nearly
everyone accepts the positive impact of internet and cell phone
If you would like to see the full survey results or discuss what we learned, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a conversation."