BOSTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthrageous, Inc., a digital health management company, and Boehringer Ingelheim, announced today that Healthrageous has launched the SMART Study together with United BioSource Corporation (UBC) to evaluate a digital technology enabled self-management solution to potentially improve the health status of people with Type 2 diabetes. The goal of the solution is to leverage technology in a way that makes the personalized journey of self-managing diabetes easier for patients to self-manage their disease.
Through this Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research project, adults who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for at least six months will have access to Healthrageous' digital diabetes self-management program. The web and smartphone delivered program will include a personalized action plan with health behavior improvement goals, a wireless glucose meter transmitting data to clinical monitors, as well as HbA1c at-home test kits. By combining medical claims data, this collaboration will allow an evaluation of the impact a digital diabetes platform could have on medical and pharmaceutical costs, clinical care, consumer behavior modification and device and self-reported biometric health measures.
UBC will identify and help manage the recruitment of participants from nearly a dozen large U.S. employers for the study.
"Through a truly innovative, patient-centric design, this study will allow us to collect and integrate patient-reported data, biometric data and claims data in order to generate new insights into health behaviors, outcomes and cost utilization," said Abbe Steel, Vice President, Patient & Physician Services, UBC.
"Innovations in machine learning and technology offer the opportunity to create and deliver a unique experience for each person with Type 2 diabetes
|SOURCE Healthrageous, Inc.|
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