The Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center (Point-of-Care Information Technology Center) has published the United States version of an online Diabetes Guide that is now available for download to most mobile handheld devices. Registration is free to all Hopkins employees. The cost to outside users will be $49.95 after October; until then it is being offered at the reduced rate of $24.95.
The guide is a clinical decision support tool that provides health care practitioners with easily accessible and detailed information to help raise the standard of care for their patients with diabetes. About 140 modules of the guide have already been published, with more to come. Topics covered in individual modules include albuminuria, cataracts, dawn phenomenon, liver function, and pancreatitis. Modules will be updated at least annually.
The Editor in Chief of the Diabetes Guide is Christopher Saudek, MD, Hugh P. McCormick Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center; the managing editor is Rita R. Kalyani, MD, MHS, a second-year fellow at the Diabetes Center. The Welch Center's Interim Director and Director of the Baltimore DRTC’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Core, Fred Brancati, MD, MHS, serves as advisor to the project.
The guide can be accessed at http://hopkins-diabetesguide.org. From there, downloading the guide to popular handheld devices is available.