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Diabetes Care Challenges Offer Hospitals Strategic Opportunities
Health Leaders Media

In 1999, Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., opened a diabetes center. Little did hospital officials know then, but they were ahead of their time and today are confronting a disease that affects about 8.3% of the U.S. population.

Other healthcare leaders are responding, too, devoting resources to help overcome a disease that some view as rampant or out of control. To try to stem the increasing incidence, education programs are booming. Electronic medical records are in demand. Physician groups and hospitals are using apps to engage in patients in the moment. Physicians and pharmacists are teaming up to ensure patients know about their medications.

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