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.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would authorize an incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program.
An analysis of records for more than 12,500 diabetic patients has found that the use of diabetes registries meeting Meaningful Use core objectives is associated with higher completion or recommended lab tests and a lower hospital utilization rate for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Tapping into the nations largest database linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military exposure information, the Department of Veterans Affairs is funding four new studies in the areas of heart disease, kidney disease, and substance use.
A nationwide survey of more than 2,000 primary care doctors found that 57 percent of physicians are willing to conduct video visits with their patients.
The recent Ebola outbreak and its entry into the U.S. is a prime example pointing to the need for best practice guidance for hospitals and providers to make fully informed decisions.
Allscripts and NantHealth are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in each other, deepening their commitment an existing partnership to develop a platform to bring personalized medicine to the point of care, particularly for cancer treatment.
Patients in Ohio now can access an online urgent care consultation around the clock, thanks to a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine vendor American Well.
According to new research from market intelligence firm Tractica, telehealth video consultation sessions will increase from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million per year by 2020.
While big data holds tremendous potential for advancing medical science, reducing the costs of healthcare delivery, and providing better health outcomes, the analysis of this data also poses significant risks to individual privacya reality the Obama administration is grappling with.
John Showalter, MD, is a student of medical history. And one of the reasons he's passionate about analytics is his sense that a new chapter is being written. "I firmly believe that predictive analytics is going to be as significant as penicillin and anesthesia in the history of medicine," he says.
Healthcare consumers today commonly are shopping online for insurance, digitally tracking fitness and diet goals, getting health incentives from employers and emailing with physicians. But thats simple online activity compared with technology coming in the next few years, according to a new report from Accenture.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is interested in supporting demonstration projects to test using an end-to-end Electronic Health Record (EHR)-to-Electronic Data Capture (EDC) single-point data capture approach in clinical research environments.
The Supreme Court decision to affirm the legality of subsidies available to consumers in all states to assist in purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ensures that important consumer protections and health information technology policies remain in force under the law.
An ambitious project led by Northwestern University researcher Abel Kho, M.D., will try to establish quality guidelines for heart health in primary care practices in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, including Chicago, and northern Indiana.
The first published research for a precision medicine project based on electronic health records and genetic data from more than 100,000 Californians is proving to be a powerful tool. The research is pinpointing genetic variants linked to prostate cancer, allergies, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and high cholesterol.