VDC’s Diabetes Case Management (DCM) is an electronic diabetes visit record based on diabetes care practice guidelines. User-friendly forms capture detailed, patient-specific clinical information acquired by health care staff that is produced in a format easily reviewed by clinicians. This information includes: patient demographics, diabetes history, medical history, family medical history, medication, monitoring and hypoglycemia, diet and physical activity, cardiovascular and other complications, life style, physical exam, lab results and eye exams.
DCM gathers complete current medical flow sheet data and historical medical data while facilitating the sharing of recommendations between care team members. Members can use the program to automatically produce comprehensive recommendation letters and letters to patients, while storing existing forms that can easily be viewed by the entire team. This sharing of information improves efficiency, prevents duplication of work and provides a more comprehensive view of a patient's condition.
The analytics section of DCM includes a series of standardized reports and customizable queries for outcome analysis. From the database, the healthcare team quickly and easily generates statistics regarding patients’ clinic, medications and laboratory results. These statistics and reports can be converted to PDFs and exported into Excel for integration into medical papers or for other uses. The program can also be used to develop a recall list. Patients who have high indicators can receive automated notifications to see their healthcare team.
DCM facilitates the coordination among the integrated medical care team and patient self-management to provide better patient care and improve workflow and productivity of the healthcare system. DCM can also be used as a diabetes registry and could be customized for pharmaceutical and medical research.
Using VCD Diabetes Case Management data visualization allows medical professionals to access and review information on a patient’s current medical status, historical medical data as well as patients’ self-management data. Data visualization maximizes time utilization during clinic visits and ultimately allows for more precise diagnoses and successful treatment outcomes.
Patient results that are outside recommended values clinical guidelines are highlighted for instant recognition.
Integration into the workflow
VCD Diabetes Case Management can be easily and efficiently used by diabetes clinical nurses, mobile clinics, community health centers and healthcare offices at large factories or companies. Pharmacists who have diabetes education certificates can interview the patient during regular visits to the pharmacy using the management system. The patient’s family physician can also use Diabetes Case Management. (In Canada and the United States, as well as most other Western countries, clinic visits are with a diabetes specialist.)
VCD Diabetes Case Management data visualization allows the current medical status, historical medical data and patient self-management data to be reviewed. The physician can maximize the use of patients visit and more accurately diagnose and treat a case.
VDC Diabetes Case Management generates a comprehensive medical report that can be sent to a diabetes specialist, if required.
Diabetes specialists can remotely access VDC Diabetes Case Management to provide additional recommendations or request to see the patient, if required.
- VDC Diabetes Case Management gives a healthcare team collaboration capabilities, allowing other members to review each other’s recommendations and prescribed treatments.
Secure authentication with access privileges assigned to different roles.
Intuitive user Interfaces that are tailored to the role of the user, providing specific functionality and data.
Single/multiple clinic configuration. Customizable to specific clinic use and chronic diseases.
Detailed reporting and dynamic query tools.
Generate eForms and email messaging. DICOM Image viewer.
Intranet/Internet application. Data are stored on a local server for greater security.
Generates an anonymous code for patients’ names for research and clinical trial purposes.
DCM was developed by diabetes specialists and patients with input from family physicians, diabetes nurses, nutritionists and other specialists to help overcome gaps in chronic disease care, while reducing the healthcare costs and improving care and outcomes for patients.