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.
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.
The use of telemedicine to help manage chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can yield clear benefits including fewer and shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits, less severe illness, and even fewer deaths.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to AliveCor for its smartphone-based atrial fibrillation detection algorithm.
Population health analytics vendor Healthentic has discovered employers pay more than $113,000 in medical expenses for "high-cost" people they cover compared to $2,751 for everyone else.
With Americas aging population and changing demographics set to outpace the number of available primary care providers, the Federal Communications Commission sees broadband technology as a saving grace for the nations increasingly overburdened healthcare system.
Integrating promotion of online patient portals into primary care visits appears to be the most effective way to increase portal usage, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit suggests they prefer being contacted by healthcare providers and researchers via text message on their mobile phones.
Health Data Management spoke with Carl "Chip" Lavie, M.D., medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention at the New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System, about the importance of the new data and how best to include activity data in clinical records.
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT)--with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to a large-scale retrospective analysis.
Geisinger Health System of Danville, Pa., has launched three new orthopedic programs in its ProvenCare line of best-practice derived treatment protocols: hip fracture, total hip, and total knee.
The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus is an example of the way transitioning to ICD-10 can benefit the ability of public health officials to respond to global pandemics, according to an executive at 3M Health Information Systems.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, now a founding partner of investment firm 7wire Ventures, has launched Livongo Health, which offers a suite of services to support management of chronic conditions, starting with diabetes.