NJAFP Prediabetes Screening Program

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, and 80% of them don’t even know they have it! Without taking action, many of these patients could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. This is an important cohort of your patients that could benefit from early intervention.

NJAFP is conducting a program with practices interested in using a simple, mobile-friendly app for patients to complete a screening for pre-diabetes. No more paper!


Preview or test the screening app here (demo only): https://app.drhealthbot.com/

How does the program work?

Simply share the link with your patients prior to or during a visit (or through your social media pages) and they access the screening tool on their own phone or tablet – no touching shared devices and nothing for your staff to clean. The app takes patients through risk screening questions for prediabetes and provides them with their risk score. A secure, HIPAA-compliant email is delivered to your practice for entry into the patient’s medical record. That’s it!

What are the requirements and time commitment for participation?

NJAFP will provide you and your staff with everything you need to get started including materials to promote the link in your office, on websites and social media.  The program is funded in support of diabetes screening and participating practices will be requested to enter the numeric “score” generated for prediabetes risk into their electronic medical record. NJAFP and Universal Health Screener will assist at no cost to you. Use of the app can be implemented within a week and can be integrated into your practice’s workflow. NJAFP will provide support for the first 3 – 6 months.

How is HIPAA compliance and confidentiality ensured?

Information is entered and transmitted using encrypted HTTPS web interfaces and is not stored on the user device. The data is encrypted in transit using a third-party email service. Authentication requires an email address with the email service that is provided by the health care provider. A complex password is also required for authentication. The app servers do not store protected health information (PHI) nor do app personnel have access to PHI.

Have Questions? Ready to Enroll?

Contact Sandi Selzer by email sselzer@njafp.org or call 609-362-6502