Chronic Care Archives
The use of genetic data is at the forefront of many innovators approaches for increasing personalized medicine, and making healthcare treatments more targeted and effective.
A Senate committee has approved legislation permitting skilled nursing facilities to use a program that provides funding for telecommunications and broadband services in rural communities.
The federal agency may step in to provide oversight on laboratory developed tests to address several serious concerns that could bring harm to patients.
To support the creation of a national research cohort of one million Americans as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Institutes of Health has released the first set of funding opportunities for the study.
First Health of the Carolinas, a four-hospital delivery system, was an early adopter of home-based telehealth patient monitoring services in 2005. It's now using telehealth in other care settings to reap even more benefits of the technology.
New contract signings that health IT vendors announced during the week of November 9-13 range from a 25-bed critical access hospitals EHR replacement to a university hospitals acquisition of home-based remote patient monitoring devices.
Advocate Health Care is looking to big data and predictive analytics to improve patient care and better control costs, partnering with Cerner to develop analytical tools hosted on a cloud-based platform.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality might be on the congressional chopping block, but for now it is business as usual at AHRQ.
UCLA Health and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability have released an air quality app usable anywhere in the U.S. that taps into data from monitors set up nationwide.
Industry efforts to achieve interoperability have exploded in recent weeks, as several initiatives are working toward ways to advance the exchange of healthcare information.
While patient portal adoption appears to be increasing, greater attention is needed to understand why underserved populationsin particulardo not access portals at the same levels as the rest of socio-demographic groups.
The Delaware Health Information Network, a statewide health information exchange that also serves parts of Maryland, is offering a novel new programthe exchange of medical specimens among hospitals and researchers.
A mobile phone app for asthma patients appears to help them improve their health, according to preliminary results of a study evaluating use of the app.
A database that merges social media with electronic health record data has the potential to provide insights about patients health and health outcomes, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvanias Department of Emergency Medicine.
IBM has completed its $1 billion acquisition of medical imaging software vendor Merge Healthcare; business goals for the acquisition are directly tied to Big Blues Watson supercomputer.