Electronic health records have great potential to help clinicians better manage patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma and obesity. Disease management tools include identification of at-risk patients, lab and results alerts, and condition-specific registries.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they have shown that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community's psychological wellbeing as well as predict rates of heart disease.
The InterQual unit of McKesson Health Solutions has introduced new decision support software to help providers and payers better coordinate behavioral health treatment of autism.
In a case that may have far-reaching consequences for mobile app developers, the Federal Trade Commission has told a Texas company it must stop making unsubstantiated claims that their computer game permanently improves childrens focus, memory, attention, behavior, and school performance, including for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The Western Diabetes Institute at Pomona, Calif.-based Western University of Health Sciences is collaborating with the National Health Service Scotland to enhance the visualization, personalization, and communication of diabetes patients health conditions.
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic health records to identify clusters of under-immunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in northern California.
Researchers from King's College, London, have concluded that weight management efforts in primary care need to be better documented in electronic records in order to assist caregivers and patients at the individual level, and also to buttress public health efforts at reducing obesity.
Clinicians and patients participating in a pilot implementation of the OpenNotes note-sharing program for mental health treatment at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say the program has yielded tangible benefits.
Walgreens, the nations largest retail pharmacy, and Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of wireless technology vendor Qualcomm Inc., have announced a collaboration to seamlessly connect medical devices and personal health data.
The U.S. patient monitoring market is projected to grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, thanks to double-digit growth over the next five years in the telehealth market, according to iData Research.
A lack of standards for public performance reports can misinform patients and healthcare providers, according to a new paper by healthcare performance and safety experts at Johns Hopkins University and Northeastern University.
With the influenza outbreak in the U.S. now officially considered an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the jury is still out on whether the performance of Google Flu Trends is up to snuff.
The Genetic Alliance, a non-profit health advocacy organization, has received a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create a white label version of the Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly (PEER) platform.
Young children need two doses of influenza vaccine during flu season to protect them against the virus. However, less than half of those who receive the first dose return to receive the second dose. But, new research shows that sending text message reminders both increased receipt of the second dose of the vaccine by the end of the season as well as brought children in sooner to be vaccinated.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham health system has launched a three-year trial testing the efficacy of a telemedicine model for patients receiving peritoneal dialysis.
The U.S. military has a new mobile app in its arsenal to help clinicians diagnose cases of traumatic brain injury in as little as five minutes in almost any setting, including forward-deployed combat environments.