Chronic Care Archives
Population health analytics vendor Healthentic has discovered employers pay more than $113,000 in medical expenses for "high-cost" people they cover compared to $2,751 for everyone else.
With Americas aging population and changing demographics set to outpace the number of available primary care providers, the Federal Communications Commission sees broadband technology as a saving grace for the nations increasingly overburdened healthcare system.
Geisinger Health System of Danville, Pa., has launched three new orthopedic programs in its ProvenCare line of best-practice derived treatment protocols: hip fracture, total hip, and total knee.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, now a founding partner of investment firm 7wire Ventures, has launched Livongo Health, which offers a suite of services to support management of chronic conditions, starting with diabetes.
Lahey Health and vendor Dovetail Health have launched a medication management program targeting the 35,000 patients managed through Lahey's Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization.
Apples expected launch today of its long-awaited iWatch device could revolutionize the mobile healthcare market by capturing the hearts and minds of consumers However, two industry analysts say the success of this smartwatch with health/activity tracking capabilities hinges on more than just the ability of Apple to attract hordes of consumer users.
Mayo Clinic and IBM have announced plans to pilot Watson, the companys cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials.
A nationwide study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows providing health services in unorthodox settings helps underserved adults get preventive care.
CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign, and changed its name to position itself as an advocate of better health.
In locations throughout the country, the American Medical Association is partnering with the YMCA to increase the number of physicians screening for prediabetes and referring at-risk patients to local diabetes prevention programs.
A multi-institution study, led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that states which allow medical use of marijuana are experiencing sharply lower deaths due to opioid overdoses.
The total value of U.S. health services mergers and acquisitions rose 43 percent from $17.2 billion in the first half of 2013 to $24.6 billion in the first half of 2014, according to a just-released analysis of M&A activity in the healthcare sector from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Telecommunications Industry Association supports Food and Drug Administration intentions not to enforce some regulatory controls that apply to medical device data systems (MDDS), which the agency deems to be low risk to patients.
The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize "cutting-edge" iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.
Using a combination of technological tools, videos, and surveys, clinicians and patients at UCLA are undertaking shared decision-making in several treatment areas.