Web-based applications and interfaces are increasingly common in the health care industry. Read here about advances in the field and about related topics such as how enterprise intranets facilitate communications across disparate locations.
Milwaukees Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.
In a new series, HDM goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.
Seattles Virginia Mason Medical Center has launched a comprehensive Patient Cost Estimator tool for prospective patients, providing them with an estimate of what their out-of-pocket cost will be for a variety of medical and surgical services based on their health insurance policy.
The American Medical Association has launched an interactive geospatial mapping tool designed to identify the geographic location of physicians and non-physician clinicians by specialty, state, county, or metropolitan areas, among other healthcare workforce trends.
Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, according to new Northwestern Medicine research published in Physical Review X.
The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has announced the launch of a new patient portal.
Patient portals have a lot of room for improvement as evidenced by the fact that providers do not have a high level of enthusiasm for their organizations current offerings from vendors.
Electronic health record systems are not the only information technologies being leveraged in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. A coalition of IT vendors has been established to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based apps to healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide.
The Commonwealth Fund and policy research organization NORC at the University of Chicago are collaborating on a nationwide database and interactive map highlighting costs and year-to-year price changes in health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.
Pittsburghs UPMC and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program have launched the online destination ReThinkConcussions.com as part of an initiative to raise awareness about scientifically proven treatments currently available for this complex but unseen injury.
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Palliative Care Research Cooperative have been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research to recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a web-based tool so they can create electronic storyboards reflecting their lives.
Healthcare delivery system CHE Trinity Health and health and wellness platform vendor Sharecare are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states that CHE serves.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group designing an interactive web-based learning program that will guide healthcare workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they care for patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus.
While health analytics can help improve quality outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs, allowing healthcare organizations to draw specific actionable conclusions, they must embrace predictive analytics to realize the promise of personalized care.