MyCareTeam and IBM Collaborate to Improve Continuing Care for Diabetes

August 7, 2009

Almost 24 million people in the US are diagnosed with diabetes. If you know someone with diabetes, you know about the hassles that constant monitoring imposes. MyCareTeam and IBM have collaborated to improve continuous monitoring in such situations, with a solution that both reduces costs and improves the quality of healthcare. I am particularly interested in this collaboration because it involves the use of XML data. IBM and MyCareTeam have written a great paper that covers a number of topics that will be of interest to those in the diabetes and healthcare technologies fields. For instance, there is information about the use of technologies like XML storage and Web services in the context of continuing care. There is also information about related initiatives such as the Continua Health Alliance’s role in selecting appropriate standards. You can read more at Healthcare in the Home: Continuing Care for Diabetes with Collaborative Technologies.

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