Chronic Care Archives
Despite an explosion in consumer use of mobile health and fitness applications, doctors continue to be hesitant to recommend mHealth apps to their patients.
Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark.
In a first look at pharmacy trends in public health insurance exchange plans, use of specialty medications was greater among exchange enrollees versus patients enrolled in a commercial health plan, according to research presented by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts at the Express Scripts Outcomes Symposium in Orlando, Fla.
Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Foundation, the physician division of the Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System, are collaborating to offer Anthem's Enhanced Personal Care program in Orange County and the greater Long Beach region to customers of Anthem's Preferred Provider Organization.
Clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, are conducting a pilot program in which notes they write about patients' mental health treatment is shared with those patients
Using the medical records of almost 190,000 patients in 1,016 hospitals, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, believe that emergency department physicians misdiagnose the early signs of stroke in 50,000 to 100,000 patients annually, particularly in women, minorities, and people below the age of 45.
A large-scale study of patients who underwent colonoscopies shows that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer, and that for each 1 percent increase in adenoma detection rate, there was a 3 percent decrease in colorectal cancer risk.
Mobile application developer Medl Mobile, Fountain Valley, Calif., has been retained to create a native mobile experience for the My GI Health patient-provider portal. My GI Health is a collaboration between academic research institutions at UCLA and the University of Michigan, researchers, educators, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and food and beverage companies.
Industry stakeholder advocacy organization eHealth Initiative is starting work on a major report to assess the transformation of the healthcare industry by 2020 and the barriers that could slow progress.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has released a next-generation set of standards for patient-centered medical homes, called PCMH 2014.
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.
A study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published in The American Journal of Medicine concluded that continuous contact-free monitoring on a medical-surgical unit is associated with a significant decrease in patients total length of stay in the hospital, code blue events, and intensive care unit (ICU) stay time for patients who had an intra-hospital transfer from the medical-surgical unit.
Speaking at a March 20 Federal Trade Commission event, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said that to date about $24 billion--$22 billion on the Medicare and Medicaid incentive program and $2 billion on other programs--has been spent to drive adoption of electronic health records.
The New York Genome Center is the latest healthcare organization to take advantage of the cognitive learning capabilities of the IBM Watson supercomputer.
A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers finds that an alcohol detoxification protocol they developed led to a statistically significant decrease in the number of admissions per month.