WDI, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry collaborate on 'whole-person' care
WesternU’s Western Diabetes Institute, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia sign collaborative agreement to explore joint research opportunities in integrated medical and dental care models. Both institutions share a common interest in establishing bilateral relations to promote academic collaboration and scholarly exchange between their respective faculty and students, which include academic conferences and innovative pilots focusing on ‘whole-person’ diabetes care delivery.
NHS Scotland uses DXDI for Health Care Professionals
The Western Diabetes Institute (WDI) at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is collaborating with the National Health Service Scotland (NHS Scotland) to enhance the visualization, personalization and communication of diabetes patients’ health conditions, promote self-management, and ultimately to improve health care outcomes.
Damodar Bachani, MD, MPHM, Deputy Commissioner of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, visited the Western Diabetes Institute (WDI) at Western University of Health Sciences July 6-7, 2016 at the invitation of WDI Founder and Executive Director Andrew S. Pumerantz, DO, FACP.
The two physicians met earlier this year, when both were guest speakers at a World Diabetes Day congress held in New Delhi. WDI is partnered with Jodhpur School of Public Health at Maulana Azad University (JSPH-MAU) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India on a Tata Trusts-funded mHealth (mobile health) diabetes screening project there. With Tata Trusts-JSPH-MAU support, Dr. Bachani visited WesternU to observe and learn more about WDI’s cross-disciplinary team approach to health care.
Western Diabetes Institute has been an Education Recognized Program since 2013. They integrate periodontal health into a "whole person" approach personalized diagnosis and longitudinal team-based management that includes the patient's own community primary care provider.