Rather than focusing only on the data presented when a patient appears for treatment, ACOs should drill down into the data to find patients with gaps in their care, according to Wanda Kochhar, founder and chief executive officer at analytics service provider Outcomes Health Information Solutions.
Telehealth chronic disease self-management programs can lead to improvements in self-efficacy, health behaviors, and health status for chronically ill patients, according to research published online ahead of print in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health .
Looking to improve care for patients suffering from multiple chronic diseases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week launched an online dashboard that gives researchers easy access to data on Medicare patients with more than one chronic condition. More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries fall into that category, according to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner
Despite projections that 1.8 million patients worldwide will be treated via telehealth by 2017 and increasing legislation in the U.S. to push such efforts, a team of British researchers has found that, at least for patients with chronic conditions, telehealth isn't all that effective.
A study of clinicians in The Netherlands using Internet-based telemonitoring with heart failure patients found it didn't live up to their expectations, according to research published at the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
By Julie Bird In a report released last May, the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation said more than 40,000 mobile health applications are available...
Video games can have a therapeutic and empowering impact on patients with conditions, such as asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes and Parkinson's disease, according to a perspective published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
CMS has selected 500 practices to participate in a program that will include state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans and self-insured businesses and offer bonus payments to primary care doctors who better coordinate care for their patients.
Researchers from the University of Florida, however, have discovered a correlation between primary care doctors who use EHRs and decreased depression treatment for patients who also suffered from multiple chronic conditions.
Online programs geared toward weight management are a boon for patients who have little to no contact with physicians, but aren't as effective as face-to-face visits, according to new research.