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.
Allscripts and NantHealth are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in each other, deepening their commitment an existing partnership to develop a platform to bring personalized medicine to the point of care, particularly for cancer treatment.
Patients in Ohio now can access an online urgent care consultation around the clock, thanks to a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine vendor American Well.
According to new research from market intelligence firm Tractica, telehealth video consultation sessions will increase from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million per year by 2020.
While big data holds tremendous potential for advancing medical science, reducing the costs of healthcare delivery, and providing better health outcomes, the analysis of this data also poses significant risks to individual privacya reality the Obama administration is grappling with.
John Showalter, MD, is a student of medical history. And one of the reasons he's passionate about analytics is his sense that a new chapter is being written. "I firmly believe that predictive analytics is going to be as significant as penicillin and anesthesia in the history of medicine," he says.
Healthcare consumers today commonly are shopping online for insurance, digitally tracking fitness and diet goals, getting health incentives from employers and emailing with physicians. But thats simple online activity compared with technology coming in the next few years, according to a new report from Accenture.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is interested in supporting demonstration projects to test using an end-to-end Electronic Health Record (EHR)-to-Electronic Data Capture (EDC) single-point data capture approach in clinical research environments.
The Supreme Court decision to affirm the legality of subsidies available to consumers in all states to assist in purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ensures that important consumer protections and health information technology policies remain in force under the law.
An ambitious project led by Northwestern University researcher Abel Kho, M.D., will try to establish quality guidelines for heart health in primary care practices in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, including Chicago, and northern Indiana.
The first published research for a precision medicine project based on electronic health records and genetic data from more than 100,000 Californians is proving to be a powerful tool. The research is pinpointing genetic variants linked to prostate cancer, allergies, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Despite the explosion of mobile healthcare technology available to consumers, just 15 percent of physicians are discussing wearables or health apps with their patients as tools for achieving wellness, according to market research firm MedPanel.
In an effort to improve primary eye care in the United States, six electronic health record vendors have committed to providing anonymous patient diagnosis, disease and outcome information to an American Optometric Association (AOA) registry, with additional participants anticipated.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing an assistive device for the blind that translates digital information from a video camera mounted on a pair of glasses into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue, helping users to learn to interpret visual images of objects in their environment.
New research reveals that 29 percent of U.S. broadband households own a connected health deviceup from 27 percent a year agowhile 12 percent of broadband households own multiple connected health devices.
The winner of the second annual Osler national student app contest, created by a team of students from the University of Toronto, is a free Android app that serves as a semi-customized platform for post-discharge instructions for emergency department patients.