A provisional article published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that mHealth technology supporting exercise prescription interventions can be effective. The findings are based...
Payment incentives tied to electronic health records can positively influence patient care, even in small physician practices, according to new research published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Leveraging the worldwide proliferation of smartphones, University of California-San Francisco researchers have launched an online cardiovascular study to develop new ways to predict and prevent heart...
A new report out this week from the Institute of Medicine on surveillance of chronic conditions notes that registries can be useful for obtaining information about individuals with particular
American computer giant HP and Singapore's major telecom carrier, SingTel, just launched an eight-week clinical trial of a mobile cardiac monitoring device. The device, a wrist-watch-like unit made
For something from Harvard Medical School, an article in the November issue of Harvard Health Letter is remarkably dumbed down, but it does contain a statement that pretty much explains the state of
EMRs keep on proving their mettle in the area of care coordination. The latest evidence comes from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, which improved outcomes by mining its EMR and electronic disease
Foes of big government rejoice--though this news does come from England's National Health Service. Mining of primary care EMRs to find patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease is just as
Gender appears to play a tremendous role in patients' outcomes for a variety of hospital treatments and procedures, according to the HealthGrades Seventh Annual Women's Health in American Hospitals
Over past decades, rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension among Americans had been falling, but that's not the case any more, it seems. Heart health in the U.S. has taken a turn for the worse in