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New Innovation in Pediatric Diabetes Care

Children’s Mercy Kansas City-led initiative, Rising T1DE, discusses D-Data Dock

At the latest International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) conference, Endocrinology pediatric physician, Mark Clements, MD, PhD, and Endocrinology data scientist Brent Lockee, discussed the latest innovations from Rising T1DE—a Children’s Mercy Kansas City-led initiative focused on scaling quality improvement efforts and innovation in Type 1 diabetes care.

In one of their several presentations, Clements and Lockee shared an update on D-Data Dock, a diabetes clinic-focused cloud data infrastructure that supports the unique goals of diabetes research and clinical care.

One of the challenges for many diabetes centers is integrating electronic medical records (EMR), diabetes self-management devices, and other data sources to track and visualize population risk. The design of the D-Data Dock helps mitigate that challenge. As a cloud-based solution, data can be stored from any of those sources, and it is automatically mapped to standard glucose, insulin, and carbohydrate schemas.

The D-Data Dock now contains device data from six vendors for more than 3,200 clinic patients, electronic health record data for more than 5,000 current and former patients, and supplemental data from a half dozen other sources.

Automating the data ingestion and mapping process has enabled our team to rapidly integrate novel risk biomarkers and CGM-based risk biomarkers to transform clinical care delivery and research. We have also used the D-Data Dock to pilot an AI-informed remote patient monitoring program and have begun embedding it into EMR workflows.

The D-Data Dock is an exciting advancement in diabetes care, and is available for adoption in diabetes centers to help improve population health management and accelerate clinical research.

If you are interested in learning more about Rising T1DE or the D-Data Dock, please email info@risingt1de.org or visit their website at risingt1de.org.

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health, health care innovation and emerging infections. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine-story, 375,000-square-foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care.