Through implementation, quality improvement and patient engagement we study how technological tools can improve diabetes and endocrine care for patients, families and the community. This work includes studies involving the electronic health record (EHR), online resources for health information and support, as well as telehealth and telementoring.
Diabetes in School Health (DiSH)
Type 1 diabetes (T1D), in children is a constant and relentless disease. It affects 1 in 300 school-aged children. Since kids spend the majority of their waking hours at school it is critical that diabetes care be consistent and of high quality in school. This creates a burden on under resourced school nurses to manage T1D. We work with communities and schools to improve delivery of diabetes care.
Electronic Health Record Tool Implementation
Electronic health records (EHRs) have great capacity to improve delivery of healthcare but “not all that glitters is gold.” We work to develop innovative solutions to clinical care delivery challenges using the electronic medical record. We study how EHR tools are implemented and evaluate quality improvement in endocrine and diabetes clinical care.
Online Resources For Diabetes And Endocrine Conditions
Children, adolescents and their families affected by diabetes or other endocrine conditions require subspecialty care via in-person visits but often have questions and concerns between visits. Access to reliable, valuable and supportive health information depends on social support, time, money and other resources. We develop multimedia content and take a bundled approach to patient, family and community education and awareness about endocrine conditions such as type 1 diabetes.
Endocrinology and Diabetes fellow Yashoda Naik, MD, Pediatrics resident Santhi Logel, MD, and Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes faculty members Allison J. Pollock, MD (Assistant Professor), and Ellen L. Connor, MD (Professor) received a Best In-Progress QI Project award at the UW Health Resident …July 5, 2019
Congratulations to the following undergraduate students and their Pediatric mentors who were awarded 2017-2018 Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships from the University of Wisconsin. Students receive $3,000 and faculty mentors receive a stipend to sponsor a …April 1, 2017
Congratulations to David Allen, MD, Tracy Bekx, MD, and Allison Pollock, MD, who recently received a two-year grant for their project “Improving Access to Quality Pediatric Diabetes Care through Telemedicine.” This grant, in the amount …November 1, 2016
Congratulations to Endocrinology/Diabetes fellows Tasa Seibert, MD, Allison Pollock, MD, and Robert Strait, MD for being selected as recipients of the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Travel Award for 2015. Each received $750 to support their travel …May 1, 2015
Congratulations to Endocrinology/Diabetes fellows Kimberly Henrichs, MD, Tasa Seibert, MD, and Alison Pollock, MD for being selected as recipients of the Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Travel Award. Each received $800 to support their travel costs to …April 1, 2014
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