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.
Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) have introduced the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) for Better Care Act of 2014, a measure that would establish a regional demonstration program for high-quality Medicare Advantage plans to utilize V-BID to reduce the co-payments or coinsurance for beneficiaries with specific chronic conditions.
The Pittsburgh-based Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 new grants to UPMC clinicians and other staff.
As the world healthcare community struggles with how to contain an Ebola outbreak in Africa, the National Institutes of Health is quietly putting in place a web-based central data repository to support and accelerate research in the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of rare diseases globally.
Assessing whether low- or high-dose aspirin is better for patients with coronary artery disease will be the focus of the first clinical trial to be conducted through PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
Healthcare consultancy and care management organization Qualis Health has published an online tool kit that provides hospitals a practical, low-cost approach to engaging patients and families in infection control.
Infection surveillance systems, lab outreach services and patient acuity applications are poised for growth in the U.S. hospital IT market, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.
The Erie County Department of Health in New York is seeing significant improvements in epidemiology and disease surveillance--specifically sexually transmitted diseases--by leveraging HEALTHeLINK, a health information exchange serving the greater Buffalo, N.Y. region.
Clinicians at the University of California-San Diego Medical Center's emergency department were able to cut wait times by an average of 92 minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite, a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices.
Mayo Clinic biostatistician Daniel Sargent has been awarded a $32.7 million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute to lead the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncologys Statistics and Data Center. The Center will be located at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn.
After studying more than 1,000 pediatric telemedicine consultations offered in Latin America, researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh--a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital--found physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with the services and believed they had improved patient outcomes.
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles are developing web and mobile apps to aid patients struggling with addiction--and their therapists--to track progress and have quick access to help.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are borrowing ideas from evolutionary game theory to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy.
A group led by UCLA engineering researchers that designs high-performance, customizable computer technologies to improve healthcare has received a $3 million grant from a public-private partnership between the National Science Foundation and semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp.
Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.