Patient engagement is quite the buzzword in the health care industry. But according to the second NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement survey, many health care organizations are on the cusp of a new wave of patient engagement initiatives. The 369 individuals surveyed were primarily clinicians, with some executives and clinician leaders taking part, as well. Of… Read More
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A class of patients known as “super-utilizers” makes up about 50% of health care spending, according to a recent Kaiser Health News report. These are patients with complex health conditions that frequent emergency rooms even though they would be better treated by primary care doctors – which they often lack. But a program in Houston… Read More
One of the driving forces behind HIT development is providing wider access to health care services. One company, Doctor on Demand, aims to do its part by providing on-demand, digital access to physicians at low cost for both diagnosis and triage. In an interview with Healthcare Dive, Doctor on Demand CEO Hill Ferguson spoke to… Read More
Across the country, “community paramedics” are helping to improve mental health care while also easing the burden on ERs, making sure patients get the right care at the right time, reports Kaiser Health News. These specially trained responders are dispatched when a 911 call involves someone with a potential mental health crisis. They can then… Read More
Royal Philips has partnered with Emory University in Atlanta and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, to launch a remote intensive care unit allowing physicians based in Sydney to monitor ICU processes at Emory Healthcare, nearly 10,000 miles away. Using eICU technology, those in Sydney can cover night shifts in Atlanta during their daytime due to… Read More
Dr. Colleen Rye, chief of Army Virtual Health in the Office of the Army Surgeon General, addressed plans to advance the Army’s implementation of telemedicine procedures at an Association of the United States Army Medical Readiness panel on September 22. The Army is currently developing a teleconsultation portal that will allow global access to a… Read More
IBM Watson and Quest Diagnostics have announced the launch of Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics in partnership with New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
A new study presented at AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved telephone-based navigation programs can aid minorities, the uninsured, and the impoverished.
As more health care costs are handled through bundled payments for episodes of care, navigators play a vital role in making sure patients flow through the system efficiently.
Health providers have begun tapping data from new and more varied sources to create patient segments, leading to more customized and more effective care.