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 al., The Collaborative Care Cluster Australia (CCCA) project – Data Mining Study, Final Report (Unpublished), Monash University, Australia.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.