ICT for Coordinated Diabetic Therapy

Regional cooperation between physicians and paramedical staff is necessary to provide sufficient care to the ever-increasing diabetes mellitus patient population. To enable coordinated patient-centered care, we are developing a health information exchange system, a self-management support application for patients, and an online nutrition guidance system. We also are developing an analytical database to mine the accumulated data from the various ICT systems to develop strategies to raise the quality of care in Tokushima. We hope to combine these ICT systems to accommodate patient’s and care provider’s needs for better personalized care.