Betty Ann Levine

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OBJECTIVE The rapid growth and evolution of health-related technology capabilities are driving an established presence in the marketplace and are opening up tremendous potential to minimize and/or mitigate barriers associated with achieving optimal health, performance, and readiness. This article summarizes technology-based strategies that promote healthy(More)
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)
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)
One of the advantages that a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is supposed to provide over a film-based operation is improved performance in retrieving images. Although it seems self-evident that this should be so, this experiment was intended to verify this and to provide some time comparisons for the two methods. The experiment consisted(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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To assess the severity of symptoms caused by uterine leiomyomas, their effect on health-related quality of life, and the change after treatment compared with a normal control group. METHODS A multicenter nonrandomized prospective study was completed assessing 12-month outcomes from three leiomyoma treatments. Outcome measures included the(More)