New York-based health insurer Oscar Health is pulling out all the stops to ensure its members maintain a healthy lifestyle. The insurer announced via its blog Monday a new fitness perk it plans to offer members: Starting Jan. 2015, each member will receive a free Misfit Flash to help measure activity.
To get patients to embrace mobile healthcare tools, providers must invite them in, according to panelists speaking at Tuesday morning's FierceMobileHealthcare Breakfast at the mHealth Summit at National Harbor near the District of Columbia.
When specialized hospital units shut down en masse in a particular geographic region, it can profoundly impact units that remain operational, according to a new study in Health Affairs.
Already underrepresented among hospital CEOs, women also make up only about a quarter of speakers at healthcare conferences, according to a MedCity News article by Rock Health Managing Director Halle Tecco.
About 160,000 births covered by Medicaid were electively induced before 39 weeks, likely raising the risk of developmental issues in those newborn children and driving up their healthcare costs in the long term, Kaiser Health News reported.
Super-users, the patients who make a revolving door of hospital emergency rooms and often lack insurance or even the vaguest social safety net, have been one of the biggest cost burdens in healthcare delivery.
There's something crucial missing from the healthcare industry's oft-cited Triple A im, according to a new rep ort from the Annals of Family Medicine.
The Dallas hospital emergency room physician who initially misdiagnosed the country's first Ebola case acknowledged mistakes were made but told The Dallas Morning News that given the information he had at the time of the visit, his care and treatment were appropriate.
Morning huddles can significantly improve hospital culture and help hospital leaders anticipate preventable errors, according to a Harvard Business Review blog post.
Sometimes one simple answer a question can prove as compelling and relevant as an 800-word commentary, a 15-minute video interview or a six-panelist, one-hour workshop session. Case in point, a recent Forbes report in which doctors were asked how many patients had inquired about integrating data from a fitness mHealth device into their electronic patient record. As this week's article on this polling exercise points out, not too many are at all interested in connecting healthcare data activities. As the doctors indicate, more than a good majority of patients--85 percent--haven't asked the question.