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.
A multi-institution study, led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that states which allow medical use of marijuana are experiencing sharply lower deaths due to opioid overdoses.
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HIT leaders discuss the perplexities of the current health system and how analytics can help make sense of it all.
Immunization information systems, or registries, have been around for more than 20 years but they are now focused on interoperability with electronic health records, creating a comprehensive immunization database to better track vaccinations.
The total value of U.S. health services mergers and acquisitions rose 43 percent from $17.2 billion in the first half of 2013 to $24.6 billion in the first half of 2014, according to a just-released analysis of M&A activity in the healthcare sector from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Having learned the nuances of human language, improving its ability to search for and use data to support new procedures such as personalized oncology treatments, a new version of the IBM Watson supercomputer is taking its computing capabilities to the next level.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that targeted, automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters.
As part of the Blue Button initiative, several states are currently involved in a pilot program that allows parents to gain direct online access to their childrens immunization records.
The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize "cutting-edge" iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.
Using practice management dashboards and point-of-care tools, a proof-of-concept program in colorectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has cut in half the number of post-operative complications and decreased the average length of stay compared with traditional protocols.
Using a combination of technological tools, videos, and surveys, clinicians and patients at UCLA are undertaking shared decision-making in several treatment areas.
Last summer, as part of its Whats Your Healthy? national campaign, Aetna launched the CarePass consumer website and mobile solution. Now, a year later, the insurer has decided to phase out CarePass by the end of 2014.
Dignity Health, with 39 hospitals, about 340 other provider sites and 9,000 affiliated providers, has a lot of disparate information systems and doesnt have software to correlate data among them.
A new report outlines the need for a different approach to tracking data to guide decisions that shape responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have completed the largest, most diverse tumor genetic analysis ever conducted, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers.