Chronic Care Archives
A new survey from consulting firm Accenture finds there is growing demand among tech-savvy seniors (67 percent) who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority (66 percent) are worried todays technology isnt sufficient to do so.
While mobile health tools have the potential to better facilitate patient adherence to chronic disease management, the current evidence supporting mHealths effectiveness is mixed.
The federal Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR) has had ups and downs in its brief history but today complements the federal ClinicalTrials.gov Web site by hosting information for patients, physicians and researchers on about 120 diseases.
A quarter-century after the first wave of resource-conserving managed care practices, which resulted in not much other than patient alienation and provider consternation, the technological underpinnings for population health management finally seem to be coming into place.
Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan have discovered that the implementation of pilot accountable care organizations at 10 large health systems did not limit spending on discretionary or non-discretionary cardiovascular treatment for patients.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has released an initial discussion document outlining proposals of its 21st Century Cures initiative to accelerate development and delivery of promising treatments, as well as streamline clinical trials and modernize medical product regulation.
A tool designed to assess what interferes with acute heart failure patients' ability to care for themselves after hospital discharge holds promise for improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions.
How soon are valuable-based payments going to start replacing traditional Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements? Very soon.
Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross, through its Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, has invested in mobile care platform developer CareCam Health Systems.
CareMore Health System, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Blue Cross, will conduct an investigation into the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring technology in reducing hospital readmissions.
Health Data Management recently brought together a distinguished panel of health IT executives to discuss the question of whether the healthcare industry as a whole is ready for accountable, patient-centric healthcare and what stakeholders need to do to partner, collect and arrange patient information to realize the vision of a truly patient-based, value-oriented healthcare delivery system.
Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, is many things. He is a practicing cardiologist, a geneticist, a researcher, and a bestselling author. Now, Topol has come out with a new book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands, continuing his theme of consumer empowerment.
Walgreens, the nations largest retail pharmacy, and Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of wireless technology vendor Qualcomm Inc., have announced a collaboration to seamlessly connect medical devices and personal health data.
The U.S. patient monitoring market is projected to grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, thanks to double-digit growth over the next five years in the telehealth market, according to iData Research.
A tool that predicts survival based on a patient's total burden of key chronic diseases also identifies which patients in the healthcare system will incur the highest future costs, according to new Weill Cornell Medical College research.