In Ontario, many patients with diabetes do not receive care and checks as often as they should. An Ontario report showed less than half of patients with diabetes (49 percent) get care as often as guidelines recommend. A web-based system is available to help doctors and patients make decisions about managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes.
Health Quality Ontario Reviews Chronic Disease Management Systems
Web-based management systems are believed to make care for patients with diabetes better by helping doctors follow guidelines. An added benefit is records are more accurate when test results are shared between laboratories and doctors’ offices electronically.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care endorses these recommendations.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided the following response: The Ministry agrees with these recommendations. The Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS) is operational and as of November 2016, OLIS collects 88% of all lab results generated by hospital, public health and community laboratories ensuring consistent electronic reporting to providers. Nearly 100,000 clinical users have access to OLIS data to support patient care.