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.
In November 2014, electronic health record vendor Cerner announced it was forming a partnership with Livongo for Health, a remote care platform developer based in Chicago and Palo Alto, Calif., on a real-time diabetes care ecosystem. Livongo CEO Glen Tullman and Cerner President Zane Burke explained to HDM how the system will work.
UCLA has opened a new research institute with the goal of unlocking the promise of big data in basic and applied biomedicine.
Though millions of U.S. veterans have registered for the My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal developed by the Veterans Health Administration, opportunities are being missed for those with specific medical conditions that require intensive treatment and self-management.
More than 1,100 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. territories have been awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand quality improvement initiatives.
National electronic prescription network vendor Surescripts knows a thing or two about health information exchange, having moved 1.5 billion prescriptions, 80 million medication histories and 1 million controlled substance transactions in 2014.
Fremont Family Care in Fremont, Neb., has been awarded a HIMSS 2014 Ambulatory Davies Award for excellence in using electronic health records and other health information technologies.
The Mississippi State Department of Health has launched "Your Personal Sexual Health," a free mobile app available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.
As part of a four-year, $2.1 million multi-institution project funded by the National Science Foundation, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas at Austin will develop algorithms and methods to convert EHR data into meaningful phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.
Women in Healthcare IT recipients tell their stories.
If statistics on this year's flu season hold, the U.S. may be in for a rather difficult winter. Athenaresearch, the data analysis arm of cloud-based EHR vendor athenahealth, has been tracking early season reports of flu-like illnesses, analyzing approximately 1 million patient visits per week to the 20,000 providers using the platform.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of software enabling clinicians to non-invasively evaluate blood flow in coronary arteries of patients showing symptoms of coronary artery disease.
Barriers to the sharing of public health data hamper decision-making efforts on local, national, and global levels, and stymie attempts to contain emerging global health threats. That is the conclusion of an international team of experts led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and Lakeland HealthCare in St. Joseph, Mich., are the third and fourth delivery systems to win 2014 Enterprise Davies Awards for excellence in use of health information technology, particularly electronic health records.
If a patient is suspected of having a pulmonary embolism, should the patient undergo diagnostic imaging and if so, when?
Eye screenings of people with diabetes in underserved communities revealed that one in five had early stage diabetic retinopathy, according to a new study by a research consortium including investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.