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.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are hoping that a new form for their jointly administered Vaccines Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) will improve reporting efficiency and data quality.
Through detailed electronic health records analysis, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center may have found a new and efficient method for uncovering drug benefits and for drawing more informative repurposing predictions.
Smartphone-enabled transportation vendor Uber, in partnership with Vaccine Finder, has expanded its pilots of home-delivered flu prevention packets and free flu vaccinations, to Chicago after an "overwhelming" response to similar pilots in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
The medias attention on Ebola has highlighted the fact that epidemiologists can be limited not only by the data they capture, but also by the traditional methods of analysis available, especially when trying to function in real time.
Based on 2013 data, an annual report from the Joint Commission on hospitals performance to increase the safety and quality of care finds 1,224 hospitals were top performers in 2014. That is an 11 percent increase from last year.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have devised a new online tool, the Healthy Heart Score, for individuals to estimate their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet.
Pittsburgh-based Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is conducting a pilot study to ascertain whether it is possible to predict good days and bad days for people who have multiple sclerosis, thereby helping them improve their quality of life.
The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have launched the BUILD Health Challenge, which will identify and support health partnerships taking "Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven" approaches to improving health in low-income, urban communities.
When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, according to a new University of Michigan study.
A new report details concepts for shared accountability in performance measures between clinicians and patients.
New research from the University of Michigan Medical School indicates that penalties for readmissions of chronic lung disease patients will have a greater impact on hospitals that care for poor and minority patients.
An analysis of 11.5 million electronic patient records in the United States has identified a significant number of people with undiagnosed diabetes.
A researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has developed a smartphone-based activity tracker and coach that is sensitive enough to realize how an individual best responds to encouragement.