healthleaders: Children's Mercy Uses Big Data, Digital Innovation to Improve Diabetes Care
By Eric Wicklund
Children's Mercy Kansas City has launched a new program that uses predictive analytics and digital health technologies to help young patients living with diabetes manage their health and address concerns before they become serious.
Called the Rising T1DE Alliance, the program brings together clinicians, patients, caregivers, and researchers to harness the data being gathered throughout the healthcare experience and use it to predict and improve health outcomes.
"Predicting outcomes through analytics is great, but at the end of the day, you still have to do something with it," says Mark Clements, MD, PhD, a pediatric endocrinologist, professor of pediatrics, and the Rick and Cathy Baier Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology at the health system.
Clements says the interventions are designed to be simple and targeted, to get clinicians out of the mindset that new ideas need to go through trials and pilot projects before being used.
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