Project RedCar: Cardiovascular disease risk communication for people with type 2 diabetes combining the power of electronic health records and computer-based multimedia technology

Paris Roach, Olena Klindukhova, Chandan Saha, Brenda Hudson, Melissa Cantrell, David Marrero

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Abstract

Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of mortality in people with type 2 diabetes, CVD risk factors are undertreated in this population. The communication of individualized CVD risk to patients before clinical encounters may facilitate the discussion of CVD risk between patients and health care providers and lead to more timely therapeutic intensification. This article presents a CVD risk communication intervention designed for an urban primary care population, utilizing an electronic health record system. Preliminary analyses indicate that the intervention increases the likelihood of patients discussing CVD risk with their physicians and makes it easier for them to participate in these discussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes Spectrum
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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