Provider-Initiated Regular Remote Interventions for Optimal Type 2 Diabetes Care

NCT ID: NCT01920256


Title
Provider-Initiated Regular Remote Interventions for Optimal Type 2 Diabetes Care
Purpose
Patients with type 2 diabetes can attain superior disease outcomes if multiple therapy goals are simultaneously achieved and maintained. In reality, therapy goals are seldom achieved, and patients become susceptible to devastating complications and greater health care expenses. Studies have shown that regular monitoring and therapy adjustments are a prerequisite to achieving and maintaining therapy goals. Unfortunately implementation of regular monitoring and therapy adjustments have been hindered by high clinic workload and shortage of endocrinologists. Due to this shortage, endocrine care is accessible to less than 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes. The overwhelming majority are managed by providers who may lack the necessary expertise or time to deliver optimal disease management, particularly when insulin is prescribed. Objectives: We hypothesize that type 2 diabetes endocrine clinics for high-risk patients that complement primary care, personalize the frequency of remote disease interventions and employ infrequent face-to-face outpatient visits, will achieve comparable clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction compared to usual endocrine clinic care, while reducing workload and increasing the clinic capacity. The intervention clinic will employ regular remote communications initiated by the endocrinologists, based on tailored individual plans. Frequent remote monitoring and interventions will reinforce attainment of the therapy goals and allow a decrease in the frequency of outpatient visits. In turn, the clinic workload will decrease and it will be able to accommodate more patients with type 2 diabetes than traditional endocrine clinics. The aims of the study are to test this new endocrine clinic model in a clinical trial by monitoring clinical parameters, patient satisfaction and clinical workload. The long-term objectives are to modify the current model of endocrine care for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Details
Emerging data suggests that clinical interventions may be implemented successfully by a variety of remote communications. Thus far regular monitoring and treatment adjustments by remote communications have not yet been fully integrated into endocrine practice in a scalable fashion that can be readily disseminated. The PI proposes to test a new endocrine model care clinic for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes that employs regular communications initiated by the provider, based on a tailored individual plan. Frequent monitoring and interventions will reinforce attainment of prespecified therapy goals, enhance patient engagement, and allow a significant decrease in the frequency of outpatient visits. In turn, the clinic will be able to accommodate more patients with type 2 diabetes than traditional endocrine clinics. Data management and day-to-day clinic operation will be computerized with technology that has been developed by the institution. The project is highly significant since it proposes a new model of endocrine care for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes that may improved disease outcome in more patients and reduce medical expenses.
Conditions
Type 2 Diabetes
Keywords
Insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes
Source
University of Michigan
Sponsors
University of Michigan
Status
Active, not recruiting
Acronym
Last Updated
15 Apr 2016
URL
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Locations
United States