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
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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.
In a recent webcast, KPMG released a survey of 120 healthcare provider employees that found that only 25% had implemented effective, stable telehealth services. Approximately forty percent of those surveyed indicated their companies were either in pilot stages or early program investments.
Patients whose hospital care providers used mobile secure text-messaging as a means of communication had shorter lengths-of stay compared to patients whose providers used the standard paging system to communicate, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Despite efforts to improve ongoing healthcare management, there remains a disconnect between solutions and requirements, which is hindering the ability of many organizations to optimize the delivery of complex care. As Erin Head, director of health information management and quality at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla., writes in Hospital EMR and EHR: “The continuity… Read More
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been increasingly focusing on issues surrounding care coordination. As a Nurse.com interview with ANA Senior Director of Product Development Terri Gaffney notes, these efforts include policy priorities and goals intended to further assist nurses with taking the lead in growing and refining care coordination. The ANA has made expanding… Read More
In its plans to transition Pennsylvania’s Medicaid long-term services and supports program to a managed care system, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Department of Aging expect care coordination to play a pivotal role in reducing costs. According to a RegBlog report: “Pennsylvania officials expect that a managed long-term services and supports model will… Read More