Chronic Care Archives
An online survey has found that 96 percent of providers IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the emerging technologies (big data, cloud, mobile and social) necessary to optimize their electronic health records systems.
The top 1 percent of patients ranked by their healthcare expenses accounted for 22.7 percent of total healthcare expenditures with an annual mean expenditure of $97,956, according to recent data published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Two agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services are seeking input from stakeholders on using health information technology to aid long-term care support services.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded University of Kentucky researcher Mark Williams, M.D., a $14.9 million grant to quantify best practices for evidence-based care transitions.
New research from Geisinger Health Plan, to be published in the December issue of Population Health Management, has demonstrated that a telemonitoring program significantly reduced hospital readmissions and cost of care for members diagnosed with heart failure.
CVS Health says it will undertake a concerted effort to improve consumer medication adherence, targeting a 5 percent to 15 percent increase by 2017, according to a new edition of the company's Insights reports.
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.
CMS designates that a timely-filed NOE (Notice of Election) shall be filed within five calendar days after the hospice admission date. This applies to the NOTR (Notice of Election Termination/Revocation) as well. This regulation is effective for dates of services on or after October 1st.
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.
Hospital and physician software vendor Epic Systems Corp. is integrating Apples HealthKit into its EHR systems, which serve more than 170 million patients per year. Specifically, Epic customers will be able to use HealthKit through Epics MyChart app, which the company says is the most popular U.S. patient portal.
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.