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Using smartphones for accountable care and evidence-based decision making in managing gestational diabetes : an Australian case study

Wickramasinghe, Nilmini, Teoh, Say Yen and Mercieca, Paul 2015, Using smartphones for accountable care and evidence-based decision making in managing gestational diabetes : an Australian case study, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 705-716.

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Title Using smartphones for accountable care and evidence-based decision making in managing gestational diabetes : an Australian case study
Author(s) Wickramasinghe, NilminiORCID iD for Wickramasinghe, Nilmini orcid.org/0000-0002-1314-8843
Teoh, Say Yen
Mercieca, Paul
Journal name Communications of the Association for Information Systems
Volume number 37
Issue number 1
Start page 705
End page 716
Total pages 12
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of publication Atlanta, Ga.
Publication date 2015-10
ISSN 1529-3181
Summary Better managing diabetes has become a global priority, especially given the exponential increase in the number of diabetes patients and the financial implications of treating this silent epidemic. In this paper, we focus on how it might be possible to use a mobile technology solution to support and enable superior diabetes monitoring and management. To test this solution, we examined the context of gestational diabetes and adopted a non-blinded randomized control trial with two-arm cross over applied to a private hospital in Victoria, Australia. Further, we use an accountable care system as the theoretical lens and, from this, develop a conceptual framework to bridge evidence-based management with technologies. Theoretically, we unpack McCleallan, McKethan, Lewis, Roski, and Fisher’s (2010) study with our conceptual framework that comprises providers for information (evidence-based management) and technology (smartphone). We enhance Muhlestein, Croshaw, Merrill, Pena, and James’ (2013) accountable care paradigm with three concepts: 1) quality of life, 2) evidence-based management, and 3) affordable care. From the perspective of practice, far-reaching implications have arisen particularly for hospital management pertaining to the cost and quality of care issues. In particular, it appears that adapting mobile technology solutions such as smartphones to support various aspects of care and patient-clinician interactions is a prudent choice to minimize costs and yet provide highquality care.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
0806 Information Systems
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Association for Information Systems
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