World Diabetes Day Emphasizes the Importance of Screenings

SRG Technology joins the healthcare community on World Diabetes Day in the fight to draw awareness to diabetes and emphasize the importance of screenings. 

 

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Did you know that there are over 400 million people worldwide living with diabetes and that 1 in 2 are undiagnosed? That diabetes costs over $670 billion dollars annually to treat and manage? And that up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 160 million cases by 2040.[1]

 

Diabetes is a disease that can wreak havoc on the body, causing loss of limb, cardiovascular disease, blindness and death.

 

World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, is a day to draw awareness to the destruction of this disease and increase awareness as to the importance of screenings. The theme for 2016’s World Diabetes Day is “Eyes on Diabetes.” Of the 415 million adults worldwide living with diabetes in 2015, over one-third will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy – a complication of diabetes that can lead to vision impairment and blindness. And there are now over 93 million people, 1 in 3, living with diabetic retinopathy.[2]

 

It does not have to be this way. Regular screenings can ensure that diabetes is diagnosed and properly managed so that complications such as blindness are minimized.

 

SRG Technology has partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science to develop TopCare, a cutting-edge population health management system, which uses rosters to organize and manage patient health. TopCare’s Diabetes Roster is part of its Clinical Roster Suite, designed for care settings to efficiently manage and improve patient health in an easy-to-use software solution.

 

TopCare’s Diabetes Roster identifies who in the patient population is at risk for clinical or administrative non-compliance, and supports team-based interventions to address those gaps in care. It aggregates data from EHR and claims systems, pharmacy and billing systems, to provide the most complete clinical picture, all in support of comprehensive clinical care. TopCare replaces the Excel files and ad hoc tracking systems that clinicians and their teams have designed to supplement their EHRs, and reports on performance to facilitate continuous workflow improvement. TopCare is a population health technology that meets care teams where they are, in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based-care, and offers a patient-centric view of clinic operations.

 

This World Diabetes Day, encourage your friends and family to get screened. And for healthcare professionals, see the powers of TopCare and how it can improve the way you provide care to patients with Diabetes.

 

To learn more about the powers TopCare, go to www.TopCare.co.

 

 


[1]  IDF Diabetes Atlas 7th edition www.idf.org/diabetesatlas www.idf.org/diabetesatlas

[2] Diabetes Eye Health: A Guide for Health www.idf.org/eyehealth

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