Chronic Care Archives
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.
The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with Baylor Scott & White Health and the Texas Department of State Health Services to introduce physicians to eTobacco, a newly designed tobacco cessation protocol that connects a patients electronic health record with a state-funded tobacco cessation program called Quitline.
The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a multi-year national campaign to reach the more than 86 million Americans who have pre-diabetes90 percent of whom are unaware of itand stop the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
With more than 700 million iPhones sold globally, Apple has built a new open source software framework that it hopes will revolutionize medical research by turning iPhone users into powerful diagnostic tools for gathering health data.
Truven Health Analytics has compiled its annual list of the Top 100 Hospitals for 2015, based on quality measures and overall organizational performance.
Testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee on March 3, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., credited the advent of electronic health record systems with providing the big data necessary for President Obamas new $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.