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 Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, an advocacy organization and advisory body to the federal government, is studying issues related to genomic data exchange, particularly how it can improve care coordination.
Hospital chief information officers may believe they are responsible for patient engagement, but a recent survey of providers, CIOs and patients raises questions if the CIO is the right office to lead the effort.
Orlando Health and Florida Hospital dominate central Florida with a combined market share of about 80 percent, and both are trying to recruit physicians and establish themselves as leaders of accountable care.
In the opening keynote at the HIMSS15 conference on Monday, Walgreens President Alex Gourlay laid out his companys vision for creating a patient-centered pharmacy that leverages mobile healthcare and digital health technologies.
The Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking qualifying medical devices to patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions that lack treatment and diagnostic options.
We have entered the era of the connected patient as shown by the Apple Watch and other wearable devices that gather data seamlessly and continuously. Along with mobile health applications, they promise to extend medical care further into peoples lives than ever before. This transformation will not happen, however, without providers investing in modern social, mobile, cloud and data science platforms that manage information from multiple streams and make it actionable.
There has been no shortage of recent news about health systems and technology developers exploiting the surge in consumer fitness technology. There has been a shortage, however, of clinically valid quantification of activity data--until now.
Following listening sessions held last year in five U.S. cities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued recommendations on how health data can be collected, shared, protected, and translated in ways that are useful to consumers, organizations and communities nationwide.
An Apple HealthKit-compliant iOS app designed to help patients monitor and manage the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will be commercially available in the second half of 2015.
While health information technology is too often viewed through rose-colored lenses as the cure for all that ails the healthcare industry, it has intended and unintended consequences, according to Robert Wachter, M.D., a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Researchers have built a new computational tool that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized prediction guide.
In an effort to better predict how diverse patients will respond to treatments, clinical investigators have used big data tools to classify for the first time three distinct categories of a cardiac syndrome called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an iPad app designed to help orthopedic surgeons conduct pre-operative planning of total hip replacement surgery.
Nightingale, a San Francisco-based start-up vendor of an electronic health records system for treatment of autism with embedded analytics, clinical decision support and reimbursement modules, ended its beta phase on March 23 and now offers the product under general availability.
Partners HealthCare in Boston has received a $468,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop an engagement engine that will encourage the use of personal fitness and activity tracking technologies.