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The Third Health Constant

Chuck Parker | HIMSS | January 21, 2013

At least two health phenomena are common to all humanity: the experience of health (or illness), and the continual need for health vigilance. In spite of these constants, healthcare has historically been “delivered” in a series of isolated events rather than integrated into daily life and shared between patients and doctors. Read More »

Ticking All The Boxes For A Health Care Upgrade At Strata Rx

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | October 7, 2013

What is needed for successful reform of the health care system? Here’s what we all know: that a data-rich health care future is coming our way. And what it will look like, in large outlines. Health care reformers have learned that no single practice will improve the system. All of the following, which were discussed at O’Reilly’s recent Strata Rx conference, must fall in place. Read More »

Todd Park: Patient Engagement Will 'Vastly' Improve Healthcare

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | June 7, 2013

Addressing a packed room at the Health Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., this week, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park emphasized the importance of federal efforts to engage patients in their own healthcare. Read More »

Top 10 eClinical Trends

The drug development industry is facing a revolution in the way clinical trials are being planned and conducted. It’s an industry that experiences rapid changes in technology adoption and business models, from new ways of capturing clinical data to new outsourcing strategies. This paper focuses on ten essential eClinical trends in order to help you understand which direction the biotech industry is prone to take in the next few years. As both the means, and the ultimate motivation of clinical development, patients are the most fundamental assets during the clinical trial process. We have summed up five trends that are destined to give them a more important role in the conduct of clinical studies: Boosting Patient Engagement, Integrated ePRO (electronic Patient Reported Outcomes) Systems, Mobile Clinical Studies, Personalized medicine, and Risk-based monitoring. Read More »

Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2013

Dan Munro | Forbes | December 22, 2013

This list is by no means comprehensive – it’s simply a list of ten quotes I heard (or saw) throughout the year that made me grab a keyboard. Read More »

Tracking Healthcare Innovation At The World's End

Benjamin Harris | Government Health IT | May 30, 2013

Afghanistan doesn't come to mind when you ask me to list some of the top crucibles of innovation in healthcare right now. [...] Adversity, however, can be a prerequisite for change. Read More »

Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Press Release | Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), Charina Endowment Fund, , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Institute of Medicine (IoM) | September 6, 2012

America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

U.S. Department Of Veteran Affairs Awards $28.8 Million TeleHealth Contract To AMC Health

Press Release | AMC Health | September 4, 2013

AMC Health, a leading provider of telehealth solutions, announced today that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has awarded the company a five-year contract worth up to $28.8 million to provide telehealth solutions and services... Read More »

Using Patient-centered Technology To Improve Recruitment And Retention

Cal Collins | The OpenClinica Blog | April 2, 2013

Sponsors of clinical research must increasingly focus on improving patient engagement in order to meet many of today’s research challenges. Promising disruptions are already under way that could define new models for patient recruitment and retention. Read More »

VA Pilot Brings Together mHealth And EHRs For Better Care

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 10, 2013

Through its focus on mobile technology and patient-centric features like the Blue Button Initiative, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has proven itself a leader in the difficult task of getting patients to engage with their providers on a meaningful level.  In July, the VA announced the beginning of the Family Caregiver Pilot, which paired seriously wounded veterans and their caregivers with iPads, pre-loaded with a suite of health management tools. Read More »

VA's Blue Button Now At 1 Million Users, Aims At 100 Million Soon

Jared Serbu | Federal News Radio | September 12, 2012

Two years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Blue Button project started with the idea that VA could improve veterans' health outcomes by giving them something they'd been clamoring for: easy access to their own health records that had theretofore been locked up in VA's data systems and visible only to health care providers. Read More »

VHA, Phytel Join Forces On Population Health

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | May 20, 2013

VHA, a nationwide healthcare network of 1,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations that work to boost clinical performance while reducing costs, has cut a deal with Phytel to help its members tackle population management. Read More »

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Shared Hospital Services Corp. Partners With Axial

Press Release | Axial Exchange, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) | October 23, 2013

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), [...] through its shared services affiliate (VHHA Services), responsible for identifying technology solutions for Virginia's hospitals and health systems, and Axial Exchange, Inc., [...] recently announced that they have partnered to provide VHHA member institutions access to Axial Exchange's interactive health management application. Read More »

What Health Systems Can Learn From Weight Watchers

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | June 18, 2013

Most people can stand to lose some weight. And physicians will often point out the health benefits of losing weight to patients. This advice can be helpful, but when you leave the exam room you are on your own. The reality is that sustained behavior change is hard. [...] Read More »

What To Expect At Government Health IT Conference

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 4, 2013

At the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition 2013 next week, the apex of all the tracks, breakout sessions and likely hallway conversations will be engaging patients while lowering care costs. Read More »