Integrated Care Archive

Medtronic Turning Point Facilitates Integrated Care for High-Risk Diabetes Patients

This article is based on an interview with Dr. Edward Dick, MD, Medical Director at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc on the Medtronic Turning Point program. As Medical Director of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Dr. Edward Dick, MD, sees the impact type 2 diabetes has on patients in his Southern Texas community. The

Growing the Diabeter Model

Part 3 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter. In part 1, we discussed our acquisition of Diabeter as part of our overall value-based healthcare strategy. In part 2, we highlighted the components of a value-based healthcare system and how Diabeter exemplifies them. In part 3, we discuss what’s next for Medtronic and

Moving to a High-Value Healthcare Delivery System

Part 2 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter. In part 1, we discussed our acquisition of Diabeter as part of our overall value-based health care strategy. In part 2, we highlight the components of a value-based healthcare system and how Diabeter exemplifies them. In a value-based healthcare system, the overarching goal for

Transforming Diabetes Care into Value-Based Care Delivery

Part 1 of a three-part series about Medtronic and Diabeter, which Medtronic acquired in April 2015 as part of our vision to transform diabetes care so patients have greater freedom and better health. Diabetes represents one of the biggest challenges to the healthcare system given its exponential growth, the cost to manage the disease

Developing A New Tool with Fitbit for Simplified Type 2 Diabetes Management

Today we announced a partnership with Fitbit to integrate health and activity data into new CGM solutions for simplified type 2 diabetes management. This partnership brings together our sophisticated medical technology with the convenience of automatic activity tracking from Fitbit. Together we can provide meaningful insights into how exercise impacts glucose levels for more

Medtronic Turning Point Program: Helping Healthcare Systems Manage At-Risk Diabetes Patients

The estimated medical costs of managing people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States is $176 billion and community hospitals carry more than 40% of that financial burden.[1] People with diabetes – particularly those with lower socioeconomic status or limited access to primary care – frequently seek care in hospital emergency departments (ED).[2],[3] When

Falling in Love with the MiniMed 630G System

In August, we launched the MiniMed 630G system in the U.S. Some of the first customers on the new system were employees, and among them is Naomi Ruperto, social community manager in Northridge, who has worked at Medtronic for more than seven years. This week, she shares her very positive experience with the new

Providing Easier and Better Access to Pump and CGM Data on Smartphones with MiniMed Connect

For people with diabetes, constantly monitoring blood sugar levels can be cumbersome and anything but discreet. That’s why we created the MiniMed Connect mobile application, originally available on iOS. Now we are introducing MiniMed Connect for the Android™ operating system –the first and only product that enables people with diabetes to discreetly see real-time

Expanding Diabetes Care Services with Canary Health

A Growing Epidemic More than 29 million people in the United States (US) live with diabetes, and an additional 86 million people are at risk for developing the disease.[i] Each year, pre-diabetes and diabetes costs $322 billion in the US.[i] It is clear we need an innovative and comprehensive approach to diabetes prevention and

First Live Experience of Sugar.IQ with Watson for People with Diabetes

I am excited to announce that Sugar.IQ with Watson, the first-of-its-kind cognitive app that helps detect important patterns and trends for people with diabetes, is now in live use for the first time. With app development now completed, we will conduct real-world testing of the final release candidate application with up to 100 MiniMed