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When smart mobile technology meets good science

InformationWeek, June 19, 2012

One point I thought worth mentioning was that the best mobile health tools are supported by strong clinical research. One example: WellDoc's DiabetesManager. The study, which was published in the September 2011 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, found that the group whose doctors had access to clinical decision support saw their A1c levels decline by 1.9 percentage points, while patients in the control group had a median reduction of only 0.7 percentage points. A more recent mobile technology experiment reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine also emphasized the value of good research support.