Chronic Care Archives
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.
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.