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.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for a blood glucose monitoring system, extending its use to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized and making it the first system of its kind to be cleared for use in these types of patients.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that electrocardiograph data harvested from electronic health records can be efficiently extracted as a rapid and efficient method for the study of cardiac structure and function.
At a Sept. 23 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee heard a proposal to create an additional code for the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, a widely used tool for measuring neurologic deficit and a scoring system for stroke intervention.
A survey of 62 accountable care organizations finds 100 percent of respondents have difficulty achieving data interoperability with disparate partners. And thats just the tip of the iceberg; the information technology barriers for ACOs remain formidable.
Researchers at Penn State University will launch Moocdemic 2.0, a massive multiplayer epidemic game simulation, on Sept. 29.
Fueled by federal mandates, the emergence of big data, aging populations, and the pervasiveness of chronic diseases, the global healthcare analytics market is expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2020, according to IQ4I Research & Consultancy.
Primary care providers feel unprepared for wholeheartedly entering the age of genetic medicine, according to a meta-analysis published in Genetics in Medicine.