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.
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, as well as fewer deaths due to sepsis.
An initiative launched last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help providers meet Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use public health objectives is now focusing its efforts on Ebola electronic screening tools.
Mapping and modeling software is helping to track confirmed cases of Ebola infections and to predict where the outbreak might spread geographically over time, according to Chris Woods, M.D., with the Duke Global Health Institute.
Quality healthcare is necessary to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, but it is not enough to eliminate the adverse effects of limited education.
A University of California center that fosters healthcare innovation at UC's five medical centers is proving to be a boon to both patient health and the bottom line.
Healthcare delivery systems should consider leveraging nurse practitioners and physician assistants, patient-centered medical homes, multi-disciplinary care teams, and health information technology to meet the future demands for primary care, according to a new report from UnitedHealthcare.
Provider alliance VHA Inc., will join with Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia, to create, market, and present professional development programs and conferences on population health, governance and other related healthcare transformation topics.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have discovered that physicians prescribe more antibiotics, often unnecessarily, later in a typical day than earlier.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. the third-largest U.S. coal producer, is seeking new ways to tackle health care costs in its self-funded plan.
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a math model that can predict the progression of kidney damage in lupus patients from nephritis to interstitial fibrosis, scarring in the kidney that current treatments cannot reverse.
As these health systems shift attention to population health management, they are bolstering their leadership ranks with roles such as Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) and Chief Accountable Care Officer (CACO). With so much at stake, these new executive roles underscore the importance of getting it right and doing it well.
Texas Health Resources late Friday evening announced that there was no flaw in its electronic health records system that prevented a physician in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas from learning that Ebola patient Thomas Duncan had arrived from Liberia.
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has launched the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, which will examine the effects of traditional and social media on behavior and health across a wide range of disciplines.
As the world grows smaller, warmer and wetter, governments need to have an organizational blueprint about how to best respond to infectious disease outbreaks, according to researchers.
Kaiser Permanente has awarded a $2.55 million grant to an American Heart Association outreach effort to reduce hypertension in the African-American community.