Electronic health records can help create network based learning health systems to integrate chronic care management, quality improvement and research, according to a study published in the August edition of eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the shores of the United States and devastated New Orleans. The superstorm caused flooding, power outages, supply shortages, knocked out communications and left a million people displaced with little access to healthcare.
Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.
When it comes to accuracy of data from mHealth fitness tools and wearables, not all stats can be trusted, according to new research.
Early suicide prevention, especially in people who suffer from psychiatric illnesses, may soon be faster and easier through a new mobile healthcare app.
Fostering mHealth technology adoption among the older and chronically ill is going to require strategic efforts by developers and device makers, as well as an understanding of why the aging population is likely not to embrace such tools, according to recent research.
Even as the nation's overall healthcare outcomes improve, racial disparities in both treatment and outcomes persist, and healthcare professionals must consider the role their unconscious behavior may play in the situation, according to National Public Radio.
Amid an ongoing financial crisis for the nation's rural hospitals, some providers stay afloat by forming alliances with one another or larger hospitals, according to Kaiser Health News.
Clinicians must no longer have the right to refuse to follow best practices for hand hygiene and influenza vaccinations, according to leading patient safety advocates in a Health Affairs blog post.
The new rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department intended to curb excessive debt collection practices by hospitals are not likely to be enforced in a consistent and effective manner, Erin C. Fuse Brown, a law professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, writes in the AMA Journal of Ethics.