cdmNet: Making a Difference
Analysis of cdmNet and Medicare data by Monash and Deakin Universities1,2,3,4 have shown use of cdmNet is associated with:
- Improved clinical outcomes
- Improved quality of care
- Improved systematic care
- Increased review and follow up
Improved clinical outcomes
Improvement in key indicators for patients with diabetes using cdmNet for 13 months or more:1
- Lower HbA1c (p < 0.05)
- Lower LDL, Total cholesterol (p < 0.05)
- Lower BP (p < 0.05)
Improved quality of care
Improved processes and clinical outcomes for cdmNet users.
Adherence to best practice care:2
- 90% compliance with assigned tasks for patients with GPMP/TCA Reviews versus 50% compliance otherwise (p < 0.001)
Improved systematic care
Increased use of chronic disease management items after using cdmNet:3
- 200% increase in GP Management Plans (GPMPs)
- 200% increase in Team Care Arrangements (TCAs)
- 600% increase in GPMP Reviews
- 360% increase in TCA Reviews
Increased review and follow up
GPMPs and TCAs without regular review are ineffective.
Increased reviews and follow up by cdmNet users:4
- 80% of GPMPs/TCAs are regularly reviewed compared to less than 20% nationally
1 Wickramasinghe L. K. et. al., The Collaborative Care Cluster Australia (CCCA) project – Data Mining Study, Final Report (Unpublished), Monash University, Australia.
2 P. Schattner, et. al., Does information and communication technology (ICT) improve chronic disease management?, Proceedings of the Primary Health Care Research Conference, July 2012, Canberra, Australia.
3 CDM-Net: A Broadband Health Network for Transforming Chronic Disease Management, Final Report, March, 2010
4 L. K. Wickramasinghe, et. al., Factors contributing to the development of team care arrangements for patients with type 2 diabetes, Proceedings of the ADMA Conference, September 2012, Melbourne, Australia.