Chronic Care Archives
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of August 24.
As part of ongoing efforts in the area of telemedicine, CVS Health has teamed up with three major telehealth companiesAmerican Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladocto explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate in this rapidly growing area of technology.
Xerox continues to invest in healthcare analytics by making its second such acquisition in recent months, this time picking up RSA Medical, which offers predictive analytics to health and life insurers.
Researchers at Rice University have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on healthcare through clustering and the ability to reveal information in complex sets of data like electronic health records.
The National Institutes of Health wants to create and test web tools for youth with chronic diseases to help them make informed decisions about clinical research and increase motivation to participate in clinical trials.
The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise for healthcare in the form of connected health devices and wearable sensors used at home for remote monitoring of patients. Yet, the personal information gathered by these things is potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers looking to exploit this valuable health data.
Retail pharmacy CVS Health and tech giant IBM have teamed to use predictive analytics and IBMs Watson supercomputer to enable healthcare providers and insurers to better manage care for patients with chronic diseases.
A $15.3 million grant from the Duke Endowment to Health Sciences South Carolina will fuel the nation's first dual-state health collaborative in North Carolina and South Carolina, aimed at tackling the common health issues faced by many American communities.
Healthcare insurer Humana and patient management vendor AMC Health have partnered to create a 30-day, post-discharge telehealth program for Medicare Advantage members designed to reduce hospital readmissions and ER visits.
To help consumers better differentiate between home health agencies when it comes to quality of patient care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday for the first time published star ratings for these agencies on its Home Health Compare website.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would authorize an incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program.
Under a new proposed rule, federally qualified health centers and rural clinics must use electronic health recordscertified to the 2014 Edition meaningful use requirements at a minimumbeginning in January to receive higher reimbursement for managing Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions during calendar year 2016.
An analysis of records for more than 12,500 diabetic patients has found that the use of diabetes registries meeting Meaningful Use core objectives is associated with higher completion or recommended lab tests and a lower hospital utilization rate for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Tapping into the nations largest database linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military exposure information, the Department of Veterans Affairs is funding four new studies in the areas of heart disease, kidney disease, and substance use.
A nationwide survey of more than 2,000 primary care doctors found that 57 percent of physicians are willing to conduct video visits with their patients.