The use of data analytics helped Kaiser Permanente's Southern California hospitals achieve mortality rates 26 percent lower than at other hospitals in the system, according to Chief Medical Information Officer John Mattison.
Cost of care decreased and patient satisfaction jumped in a remote monitoring pilot project conducted by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, according to research presented this week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
The Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mount Home, Tenn. has been cited for not notifying women about their cervical cancer screening results and...
A pair of separate, recently published studies indicate that telehealth is an effective tool in self-management of chronic disease, including diabetes.
It's a pretty awesome time to be a healthcare technology reporter, professionally speaking. Personally? I see green every time I hear about the latest advance in patient-facing healthcare...
Intensive care unit telehealth technology helped to improve survival rates of ICU patients and speed both ICU and hospital discharges, according to research published Thursday in CHEST Journal.
What's going on with the Veterans' Administration (VA) these days? The VA, with its vast electronic health record system, seemed ahead of the curve. It was a trendsetter, spearheading patient access to EHRs with the adoption of its MyHealtheVet access pilot. It increased veterans' access to mental healthcare by launching a videoconferencing program. Veterans, who have long suffered with overcrowded emergency departments, understaffing, and other problems in accessing care, finally were getting an innovative, sophisticated health benefit. Until they weren't. Now it seems that the VA has gone rogue on us when it comes to EHRs.
An automated tool integrated into an electronic health record to predict patients at risk of hospital readmission can help to reduce such rates, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
New research finds that electronic health records have great potential to link genes to specific diseases and identify previously unknown connections between the two.
Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.