Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the Annals of Family Medicine.
Few digital health technologies simultaneously emphasize all three components of the "triple aim"--researchers found few technologies that addressed quality, cost and patient experience.
Starting in September, cruise line MSC Cruises will offer guests a multilingual pediatric telemedicine service, available 24/7, according to an announcement. The initiative is in partnership with the Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genoa, Italy.
From Facebook to the doctor's office, our information is continually being collected and analyzed. Now the question lies in what data should be accessible, and by whom.
As more health data becomes available, many issues will arise regarding patient security and privacy of information, according to Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
How to create better value from the data contained in electronic health records is just one of the challenges the National Institutes of Health is diving into with its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced its second batch of recipients in round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards program, bringing the total to $360 million handed out for organizations to test innovative care models.
Healthcare IT spending by both providers and payers needs to move away from massive systems to the more agile, entrepreneurial approach used by the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung, according to an article at CIO.
More than ever, patients are having a say in their healthcare--and their input will be an important part of big data collection to create a more "unified story of health and healthcare," according to an article in July's Health Affairs.
Six use cases highlight how healthcare could harness big data to improve care and cut costs for high-risk patients, according to a new article published this month in Health Affairs.