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World J Diabetes. Sep 15, 2019; 10(9): 473-480
Published online Sep 15, 2019. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v10.i9.473
Table 2 Inpatient diabetes education delivery - current and future states
ModalityCurrent stateFuture state
1:1 at the bedsideUnit nurse/Physician/educator provides basic education- often skills based, e.g., insulin instruction, and/or printed generic contentSupplemented by printed individualized electronic medical record clinical decision support generated content based on diagnoses, procedures, medications
Low-techGeneric education content delivered via SMART TV or videoVideo-based survival skills education content individualized for diabetes medications prescribed at discharge
Provider and/or electronic medical record clinical decision support prescribes targeted generic education content
High-TechGeneric education content prescribed for delivery at bedside on TV or tablet computer from web-based platformIndividualized education delivered via an interactive patient engagement platform
Content auto-directed to learner based on embedded survey responses
“App” for telehealth coaching prescribed, e.g., BlueStar[49]