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.
Despite significant investment from the private and public sectors in development of Point-of-Care Testing (POCT), Congress is concerned about the future viability of these diagnostic technologies designed to expedite patient diagnoses and reduce healthcare costs.
VSP Global, an insurer covering 75 million members with various types of optical coverage, is getting into the mobile healthcare wearables market.
In a predictive medicine pilot, National Institutes of Health researchers studied healthy peoples DNA instead of trying to find a mutation in the genomic sequence of those with a genetic disease, finding that 3 percent or more of the U.S. population may have a rare genetic condition compared to previous estimates of less than 0.02 percent.
The healthcare system in the United States is on the threshold of changing the course of the nation and what happens now can impact the life of every American more than any piece of policy or legislation we have seen in the recent past, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said Wednesday.
Researchers led by physicians from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston are perfecting an electronic health record-based trigger algorithm that can flag abnormal lung imaging results and signal which patients may not be receiving timely follow-up care.
The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is embarking on new initiatives that use past records from patient encounters to develop personalized care models for patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $112 million to regional cooperatives to help 5,000 primary care professionals in 12 states advance heart health through electronic health records support, among other methods.
The Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has integrated its Epic electronic health records system with Apples HealthKit to exploit health and fitness data gathered from more than 80,000 patients.
An analytics model developed by researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas shows that health information technology systems can help predict hospital readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients and to identify those high-risk patients.
Telemedicine vendor REACH Health recently released results of a benchmark survey on the state of the telemedicine industry in the United States. The 233 survey respondents represented physicians and nurses, administrators, coordinators and other stakeholders, sharing their views about priorities, objectives and challenges, program models, management structures, settings of care, and their telemedicine platforms. Here is a summary of findings.
Clinics using an electronic health record system with clinician and patient prompts at office appointments resulted in significantly more female patients initiating and completing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a timely fashion, according to a new study. HPV can cause cervical and other cancers.
A newly-funded primary care initiative at Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine is taking aim at improving care beyond the concept of the patient-centered medical home into a community-based lattice that will enable the creation of a patient-centered medical neighborhood.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge, designed to help startups connect with healthcare organizations to evaluate their technologies in real-world care environments.
Cleveland Clinic will commercialize its portfolio of data analytics algorithms, becoming the fifth organization to join the Apervita Market for making data sets and/or algorithms available for other healthcare organizations to subscribe to or purchase.
An at-home telehealth pilot program conducted by Arizona-based Banner Health and technology vendor Philips for patients with multiple chronic conditions has resulted in significant reductions in readmissions rates and healthcare costs.