Exploring new directions in disease surveillance for people with diabetes: Lessons learned and future plans

Taxiarchis Botsis, Gunnar Hartvigsen

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to report our achievements in investigating new directions in the disease surveillance field. Targeting the vulnerable group of people with diabetes, we explored the possibility of early detection of infections using an electronic disease surveillance system (eDSS); this system could collect data for certain physiology indicators, e.g. blood glucose and white blood cell count, by incorporating specific point-of-care (POC) devices. We performed an analysis using the data of two large-scale clinical studies that involved people with type-1 and type-2 diabetes correspondingly; also, we conducted a feasibility study to examine the available POC technology. Even though the analyses provided us with some evidence for further investigation, the available technological solutions appeared to have significant limitations, mainly in terms of usability. Based on our firsthand findings we defined the next steps of our research, i.e. the data collection in a controlled study and the subsequent development of the eDSS. Furthermore, the lessons learned in our project could facilitate the related research for other vulnerable population groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages466-470
Number of pages5
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9781607505877
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 15 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
NumberPART 1
Volume160
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/12/109/15/10

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Infection
  • Point-of-care systems
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Botsis, T., & Hartvigsen, G. (2010). Exploring new directions in disease surveillance for people with diabetes: Lessons learned and future plans. In Medinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics (PART 1 ed., pp. 466-470). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 160, No. PART 1). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-466