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.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a digital stethoscope that can integrate heart sounds into a patients electronic health record.
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, who used a telemedicine-based app to report their daily symptoms and received same-day treatment recommendations from their provider, experienced fewer and less severe COPD exacerbation symptoms as well as an improvement in daily symptom control, lung function, and activity status.
In an effort to better understand the genomic basis of disease and tailor medical care to individual patients, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a dozen grants supporting research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic health records.
After a surge in consumer interest in wearable technology, which reached its peak in January, demand has been slowing for wearables over the past six months of 2015.
As part of ongoing efforts in the area of telemedicine, CVS Health has teamed up with three major telehealth companiesAmerican Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladocto explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate in this rapidly growing area of technology.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center have developed electronic health record-based trigger algorithms that identify patients at risk for delays in diagnostic evaluation of colon and prostate cancer.
Getting patients diagnosed correctly and treated appropriately depends on providers gathering both quantitative data, which is typically structured, and qualitative data, which is typically unstructured. When comparing both types of data, its more challenging to manage and derive value from unstructured data.
The White House is looking for input from the healthcare industry to identify new information technology activities that can help make President Obamas $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative a reality.
Researchers at Rice University have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on healthcare through clustering and the ability to reveal information in complex sets of data like electronic health records.
Healogics, an organization of wound care physicians treating patients in nearly 800 hospital outpatient clinics, can take data from 150,000 patients and predict pretty well which ones will fail to heal appropriately or have to undergo an amputation within the next 16 weeks.
The National Institutes of Health wants to create and test web tools for youth with chronic diseases to help them make informed decisions about clinical research and increase motivation to participate in clinical trials.
Intel has launched Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a new service to enable providers and researchers to securely share genomic, imaging and clinical data among participating organizations across the globe.
From humble beginnings in 2010 to more than 5 million patients nationwide currently, the OpenNotes initiative is gaining momentum as patients are being given unprecedented online access to the notes their clinicians write after a doctor visit, increasingly making believers of once skeptical physicians.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced the 2015 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 through clinical approaches such as using health information technology.
Scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of mobile health technologies for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited and the benefits of mHealth apps and wearables require further study.