Chronic Care Archives
Though millions of U.S. veterans have registered for the My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal developed by the Veterans Health Administration, opportunities are being missed for those with specific medical conditions that require intensive treatment and self-management.
More than 1,100 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. territories have been awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand quality improvement initiatives.
Fremont Family Care in Fremont, Neb., has been awarded a HIMSS 2014 Ambulatory Davies Award for excellence in using electronic health records and other health information technologies.
The recipients of HDM's inaugural Women in Healthcare IT awards have taken different paths to leadership positions.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute for Nursing Research to establish the Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease.
New data from AARP shows prices for brand name prescription drugs continue to skyrocket, particularly for older Americans. Analysis of 227 such drugs shows an average cost increase of nearly 13 percent in 2013, compared with a general inflation rate of 1.5 percent during that year.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers and delivery system Marina Salud in Spain have won 2014 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence for use of health information technology, particularly electronic health records.
The total value of U.S. health services mergers and acquisitions rose 5.7 percent to $36.5 billion in the first 9 months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to an analysis from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Community Health Centers Inc., a federally qualified community health center with 11 sites offering medical and dental care in central Florida, has won a 2014 Community Health Organization HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for use of health information technology, particularly electronic health records.
Based on 2013 data, an annual report from the Joint Commission on hospitals performance to increase the safety and quality of care finds 1,224 hospitals were top performers in 2014. That is an 11 percent increase from last year.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have devised a new online tool, the Healthy Heart Score, for individuals to estimate their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet.
Pittsburgh-based Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is conducting a pilot study to ascertain whether it is possible to predict good days and bad days for people who have multiple sclerosis, thereby helping them improve their quality of life.
A new report details concepts for shared accountability in performance measures between clinicians and patients.
West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health prides itself on being on the leading edge of palliative care.
The initiatives are numerous in a new plan to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs in just one year, but details initially are lacking.