You’ve seen the promotions. You’ve visited the booth in the exhibit hall. Now, hear from the DANA Divas about how this excellent resource on diabetes technology works for them in daily practice on Sunday at 4:30 pm in Ballroom I. “DANA by Divas: Using DANA for Integrating Technology in Practice” will offer you the practical applications for this one-stop shop resource.
“We’ve had a lot of exposure to DANA at this conference,” said Crystal Broj,
Chief Technology Innovation Officer, American Association of Diabetes Educators.
“But now you have an opportunity to ask specific questions of people who have using it for more than a month.”
Broj will be joined on the panel by Chris Memering, BSN, RN, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator and RN at Carolina East Medical Center, and LaurieAnn Scher, MS, RD, CDE,
Chief Strategy Officer at Fitscript. They will help attendees understand the components included in AADE’s DANA Technology Institute, share their experiences with the functionality of the App Review in DANA, and explain how to navigate the DANA website to find specific information.
DANA, an AADE members-only benefit, encompasses four pillars: product overviews for all diabetes technology, including meters, pumps, health platforms, and medication delivery devices; education on how to use technology and implement it in practice; opportunity to contribute to innovation through market research and testing; and an extensive resource treasure trove, including an app review section.
“Technology is moving at a rapid pace, and we know that educators are at the center of helping their patients to choose and implement technology, but it’s really hard for educators to find resources that can tell them everything that’s new in this rapidly changing landscape,” said Broj.
This Sunday educational session will introduce the DANA platform to attendees, but Broj said that hearing from those who have been using it for the past months will help attendees better understand how they can make best use of it in their own practices.
Memering said that she hopes that the panel will be able to convey the real value of this new resource.
“For years, we’ve relied on drug reps or technology reps to help us understand what they have to offer,” she said. “DANA is a one stop shop, member-only benefit. It’s something that should be valued beyond measure. As an inpatient educator, I don’t get a lot of visits from reps. Now when I need someplace very quickly to get information, I have it.”
Scher added that DANA will be particularly helpful to those educators who don’t have access to other peer educators, an experience she is familiar with having gone from working with a group of educators to being a solo diabetes educator at a diabetes digital health company.