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Google taps Novartis to drive smart contact lens forward

Google is teaming up with pharma titan Novartis to develop a smart contact lens for measuring blood sugar levels using tear fluid.

Nurse-led chronic-condition care could offset primary care shortage

Giving nurses a larger role in care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes could help offset the primary care physician shortage, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Secure messaging linked to more in-person visits

Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Smartphone-powered bionic pancreas outperforms traditional diabetes pump

A wearable, automated bionic pancreas, created using an iPhone 4S and a G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor and a software algorithm, outperformed a traditional insulin pump approach in a study on adolescent and adult diabetic monitoring published in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

29M have diabetes nationwide

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, up from 26 million in 2010, but 25 prcent don't know they have it, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lessons from the Cincinnati Beacon Community project

While the Cincinnati Beacon Community project has shown results in improved care, it didn't achieve all of its aims, according to an article published this month in  Health Affairs. And the process wasn't always smooth.

Study: Mobile apps for diabetes self-monitoring lack necessary features

A pilot study on whether mobile apps can help diabetics better monitor and track vision changes reveals more work needs to be done in incorporating mHealth technology into diabetic patient care, and...

Americans with diabetes reach 21 million

About 21 million American adults had diabetes as of 2010, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings could impact hospitals' newly prioritized battle for population health.

Tech advances often hike patient costs

Even small advances in medical technology can cause steep increases in out-of-pocket costs to patients, the New York Times reported.

NJ healthcare leaders: Cost constraints drive innovation

Financial constraints and pressure to lower costs drive healthcare innovation, industry leaders in New Jersey said during a panel discussion this week, according to NJSpotlight.