Chronic Care Archives
Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross, through its Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, has invested in mobile care platform developer CareCam Health Systems.
CareMore Health System, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Blue Cross, will conduct an investigation into the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring technology in reducing hospital readmissions.
Health Data Management recently brought together a distinguished panel of health IT executives to discuss the question of whether the healthcare industry as a whole is ready for accountable, patient-centric healthcare and what stakeholders need to do to partner, collect and arrange patient information to realize the vision of a truly patient-based, value-oriented healthcare delivery system.
Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, is many things. He is a practicing cardiologist, a geneticist, a researcher, and a bestselling author. Now, Topol has come out with a new book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands, continuing his theme of consumer empowerment.
Walgreens, the nations largest retail pharmacy, and Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of wireless technology vendor Qualcomm Inc., have announced a collaboration to seamlessly connect medical devices and personal health data.
The U.S. patient monitoring market is projected to grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, thanks to double-digit growth over the next five years in the telehealth market, according to iData Research.
A tool that predicts survival based on a patient's total burden of key chronic diseases also identifies which patients in the healthcare system will incur the highest future costs, according to new Weill Cornell Medical College research.
If just 10 percent of emergency surgeries for three common procedures were instead planned elective surgeries, the nation's healthcare bill could be lowered by $1 billion over a 10-year period.
Pratik Patel, M.D., chief operating officer of San Diego-based care management platform vendor MDRevolution, offers a stark reminder of the true state of much of the data currently flooding healthcare providers' offices.
Researchers from Northwestern University have begun building a tool that will help older adults prepare for the unexpected events that can happen with age.
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.