The benefits of sharing personal health data far outweigh the security risks of doing so, according to Partners HealthCare’s Joseph Kvedar, MD, in a recent post on The cHealth Blog. With the proliferation of data breaches, many consumers are distrustful of healthcare providers’ cybersecurity practices. However, Kvedar argues that the improved outcomes that data sharing… Read More
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Recently, Aetna announced a new partnership with Apple in which the insurer will leverage Apple Watch data in their development of new analytics-based care management programs.
Predictive analytics can improve patient outcomes through better care coordination in a number of ways: by preventing emergency room visits, providing in-home end-of-life care, and adding another layer of information to a caregiver’s decision-making.
A new study in the online journal Pediatrics has found that mHealth technology can mitigate ADHD symptoms in children by creating stronger lines of communication between parents and physicians, in turn leading to more effective medication management.
Health systems across the country have begun exploring new methods of communicating with deaf patients, most notably video remote interpreting technology
Some providers have begun outfitting patients with FitBits and other wearables to gather more data about them, in an effort to create a more complete patient profile.
Is lack of patient interest hindering adoption in health technology tools?
Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, is a nationally recognized health IT leader and founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors, providing consulting, coaching and interim management services. Sue is currently serving as the interim chief information officer (CIO) at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Sue spoke with NurseNavigation.com about the opportunities for healthcare providers to… Read More
Health Data Management reports that London hospitals have started seeing cost-savings for end-of-life through the adoption of cloud-based service Coordinate My Care (CMC). The service ensures that doctors, nurses, social workers, and other service providers all have access to a patients’ end-of-life clinical care needs and care plans. CMC is helping solve a problem still vexing the healthcare industry of the… Read More
A new report from market research firm peer60 finds healthcare providers are devoting more of their IT purchasing budgets to population health and patient engagement. Chris Jensen, peer60 executive vice president, notes: Population health and patient engagement are the hottest areas by a wide margin. It’s really no surprise these two segments continue to lead the way among hospital… Read More