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Southeastern Michigan Beacon Community: Improving Diabetic Care

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The Southeastern Michigan Beacon Community is using health IT to improve diabetes care in Detroit. Learn more at: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/community/healthit_hhs_gov__southeastern_michigan_beacon_community/3323 The Southeastern Michigan Beacon Community's Herbert Smitherman Jr., MD, Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, and Terrisca Des Jardins, Beacon Program Director, discuss how their Beacon Community will help increase use of health information technology through mobile devices to improve diabetes care in Detroit. Through the technology, patients will have the ability to take self-assessments and the results will direct them to resources in the community which can help them. The primary focus will be on diabetes but once the system is established it will move to other areas of diagnosis. To learn more about the Southeastern Michigan Beacon Community: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/community/healthit_hhs_gov__southeastern_michigan_beacon_community/3323. Learn more about ONC's Beacon Community Program: http://healthit.hhs.gov/Programs/Beacon Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: http://healthit.hhs.gov Official ONC Blog, Health IT Buzz: http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ONC_healthit