Chronic Care Archives
Providers, insurers and consumers trying to better understand the mobile health app market have a daunting task: There are more than 165,000 mhealth apps. A 63-page report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics walks industry stakeholders through the availability and use of mHealth apps from the Apple and Google stores.
Many current healthcare IT offerings are not proving effective at patient engagement, nor do health delivery systems really have a clear idea of how to use them, experts assert. However, some HIT startups see opportunities to both better engage patients in their care and improve providers' care delivery. Some mainstream providers already are incorporating these new offerings in their health IT strategies.
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.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of August 31.
In an effort to better understand the genomic basis of disease and tailor medical care to individual patients, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a dozen grants supporting research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic health records.
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.
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.