Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital hope that a telehealth pilot program announced this week can help to improve care provided for heart failure and neurology patients, as well as for children considered hyperactive and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Committee for Quality Assurance plans to spend 18 months evaluating a new measurement tool aimed at prevention among heart disease and diabetes patients.
A new clinical decision support platform created by providers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York aims to help doctors personalize the prescription process for their patients.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on its involvement in a new model electronic health record system for pediatrics, outlining the steps it took to help the government create a format better suited to meet the needs of children.
Big data optimism is at a fever pitch in the healthcare industry, and with good reason. According to a recent analysis by consulting firm McKinsey & company, use of such tools and processes could help to save U.S. citizens as much as $450 billion in healthcare costs; as in, close to half a trillion dollars. However, not everyone is convinced that big data is a silver bullet for solving the healthcare cost conundrum.
Big data could help U.S. citizens save as much as $450 billion in healthcare costs, but fundamental change is necessary to meeting such goals, according to a new analysis published this month by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement recommending that pediatric healthcare providers use e-prescribing to improve quality and reduce costs.
Mortality rates at critical access hospitals have been increasing 0.1 percent annually in recent years.
Providing patients with access to the information in their electronic health records "overwhelmingly" yielded positive benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research .
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