Betty Ann Levine

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of web-based care management on glucose and blood pressure control over 12 months in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS For this study, 104 patients with diabetes and HbA(1c) (A1C) > or =9.0% who received their care at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center were recruited. All(More)
OBJECTIVE Web-based diabetes management can be used to provide frequent interactions between patients and providers and thus result in improved glycemic control. METHODS In a single-center, prospective feasibility study, 16 poorly controlled patients with either type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus were enrolled to assess the impact of using MyCareTeam, a(More)
The United States military has been an effective proponent of digital imaging and teleradiology. A digital imaging network that eliminates the use of X-ray film makes military medicine requirements simpler. X-ray film requirements include storage of new, unexposed films, storage and use of chemicals and water for processing, and disposal of chemicals. In(More)
The exchange of information between a Radiology Information System (RIS) and a PACS is essential to optimizing the utility of a PACS. Some of the benefits awarded by implementing an interface include a reduction or elimination of repetitious data entry, the availability of more accurate information on the PACS, a reduction in workload for the technologists,(More)
This paper assesses the relationship between patient-health care provider (HCP) interaction and health behaviors. In total, 109 Native American patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus were enrolled in a Web-based diabetes monitoring system. The system tracks patient-HCP interaction, and in total 924 personal messages were exchanged. These 924 messages(More)
Title XIII of Division A and Title IV of Division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 [1] include a provision commonly referred to as the "Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act" or "HITECH Act" that is intended to promote the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of health(More)
Telemedicine is many things to many people. Only until a few years ago, telemedicine was equated to video teleconferencing between physicians, while nowadays, perhaps the most active area in telemedicine is the store-and-forward model. There is a big shift from private and dedicated modes of communications to connectivity through the Internet. Presented is(More)
Multicenter clinical trials for therapy evaluation of rare diseases are necessary. A digital imaging network improves the ability to share information between collaborating institutions for adrenoleukodystrophy. The DICOM 3.0 standard is used to move images over the Internet from contributing sites to the central clinical database and on to the reviewing(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-health care practitioner (HCP) interaction via a Web-based diabetes management system may increase patient monitoring of their blood glucose (BG) levels. METHODS A three-center, nonrandomized, prospective feasibility study of 109 Native Americans with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus were recruited(More)
The Department of Defense (DoD) has been engaged in the development and deployment of the longitudinal health record (LHR). It has achieved remarkable technological success by handling vast amounts of patient data coming from clinical sites around the globe. Interoperability between DoD and VA has improved and this information sharing capability is expected(More)