Chronic Disease Management

By Tom Sullivan 08:09 am May 26, 2015
There are as many definitions for the phrase as there are people willing to address the question. But within those are some common characteristics that can be boiled down for further understanding.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am May 12, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects.
By Bernie Monegain 09:14 am May 08, 2015
The U.S. healthcare industry's billing and payment system is a horse-and-buggy in a world contemplating driverless cars, a new report from PwC asserts and calls for going to digital options stat.
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By Natalie Hodge, MD 01:56 pm April 22, 2015
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am April 08, 2015
A Series B round of funding has netted $20 million for digital startup Livongo Health, which will use the funding to further develop its platform and grow the market for its diabetes management program.
By Intel 10:41 am April 01, 2015
(SPONSORED) General manager, Consumer Health at Intel Corporation, Michael Jackson discusses the growth of the consumer health market.
Apervita founder and CEO Paul Magelli announced first round funding.
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am January 08, 2015
Analytics startup Apervita, which bills itself as the first health analytics marketplace, has garnered $18M in its first round of funding. It will use the money to accelerate the development of its platform, says the company's CEO, Paul Magelli.
Young adults with smartphones
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am December 17, 2014
Could younger patients be the key to achieving Stage 2 meaningful use patient access requirements? A new report finds strong desire for online medical records among the 18- to 34-year-old generation, with 43 percent of millennials saying they want to access their portals via smartphone.
By Mike Miliard 02:13 pm December 12, 2014
Each month in this space, we speak to HIMSS Analytics Executive Vice President Hoyt and HIMSS Analytics Senior Director of Research Jennifer Horowitz to get their perspective on provider uptake of health IT. From basic EHRs to advanced clinical and business analytics, the industry has made huge strides in the past five years or so, and this most...
By Mike Miliard 02:07 pm December 05, 2014
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with interoperability are keeping them from reaching their potential.

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