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Extension of a Computer Assisted Decision Support (CADS) Study to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 DM Treated by Primary Cary Providers (short title, CADS-X)

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Annual rept. 30 Sep 2011-29 Sep 2012

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The overall aim of this proposal is to test the long-term, clinical effects of a Computer Assisted Decision Support CADS System for the management of Type 2 DM T2DM by primary care providers PCPs. Moreover, the aims are to compare longitudinal patterns of change within and between patients who are managed with the CADS system for differing durations. This comparison will help us to understand the clinical utility of using the CADS system continuously or up to a certain threshold of patient improvement. To achieve these aims, we request a second year of funding first year funded through United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity USAMRAA, contract number W81XWH-09-2-0196, and is currently ongoing for a prospective, cluster, randomized controlled trial RCT. The ongoing project is a multi-site study including the Army Walter Reed Health Care System or WHCS, the Air Force Wilford Hall Medical Center or WHMC, and the University of Hawaii UH. The proposal herein is not duplicative of any current study but rather an extension of the already funded one. A detailed, technical explanation of the software and hardware elements of this study are included in reports for the original CADS study and available upon request

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

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