Chronic Care Archives
The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is embarking on new initiatives that use past records from patient encounters to develop personalized care models for patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $112 million to regional cooperatives to help 5,000 primary care professionals in 12 states advance heart health through electronic health records support, among other methods.
An analytics model developed by researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas shows that health information technology systems can help predict hospital readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients and to identify those high-risk patients.
A newly-funded primary care initiative at Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine is taking aim at improving care beyond the concept of the patient-centered medical home into a community-based lattice that will enable the creation of a patient-centered medical neighborhood.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge, designed to help startups connect with healthcare organizations to evaluate their technologies in real-world care environments.
An at-home telehealth pilot program conducted by Arizona-based Banner Health and technology vendor Philips for patients with multiple chronic conditions has resulted in significant reductions in readmissions rates and healthcare costs.
The ability of patients and providers to share blood pressure data through electronic health records is helping to track progress for Million Hearts, an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by controlling the blood pressure of 10 million Americans.
Consumers using home health technologies will increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to research firm Tractica.
Orlando Health and Florida Hospital dominate central Florida with a combined market share of about 80 percent, and both are trying to recruit physicians and establish themselves as leaders of accountable care.
With more than 13 million customers, Humana is one of the largest U.S. health insurance companies. But, according to Humanas president and CEO Bruce Broussard, the Louisville, Ky.-based insurer is in the business of health outcomes, not insurance underwriting.
In the opening keynote at the HIMSS15 conference on Monday, Walgreens President Alex Gourlay laid out his companys vision for creating a patient-centered pharmacy that leverages mobile healthcare and digital health technologies.
We have entered the era of the connected patient as shown by the Apple Watch and other wearable devices that gather data seamlessly and continuously. Along with mobile health applications, they promise to extend medical care further into peoples lives than ever before. This transformation will not happen, however, without providers investing in modern social, mobile, cloud and data science platforms that manage information from multiple streams and make it actionable.
There has been no shortage of recent news about health systems and technology developers exploiting the surge in consumer fitness technology. There has been a shortage, however, of clinically valid quantification of activity data--until now.
Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension control and management.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing a supplement survey to its National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to better understand physicians approaches for chronic disease treatment.