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.
Earlier this month futurist Ian Morrison, Ph.D., called for drastic innovation to improve healthcare delivery; a move, he said, that could only take place if hospitals and health systems create an environment that encourages new ideas. But for those organizations that are unsure of how to establish this nurturing environment, consider the long-time work of Heritage Provider Network, one of the country's largest Pionee r accountable care organizations.
Electronic health records can be a boon to conducting clinical trials and recruiting patients to participate, according to a new study in Health Technology Assessment.
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 insurers embrace mobile strategies, it's imperative to measure their performance against cost and success at achieving business goals, according to an article at Insurance & Technology.
Mobile electronic health record systems face a list of challenges, from device integration to immature clinical apps, yet some providers believe they may hit full speed within a few years.
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.