A federal grant will be issued to University of Alabama to study if telehealth can be used to increase diagnosis and treatments of eye diseases in rural and under-served populations.
A new animated video on the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides an engaging “check-up” of the nation’s health system, addressing questions of whether it’s getting better or worse and how it compares to other countries.
Healthcare providers are getting better at collecting, exchanging and managing data, but the adoption of patient engagement tools is still lagging, according to a new survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Topics: Healthcare Data
CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.
CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models.
Price transparency tools have been gaining in popularity among providers, the idea being that they can reduce medical spending by allowing consumers access to pricing data — which in turn lets them shop around for less expensive services. A new study published in Sage Journals, however, found that few consumers actually use these tools.
Data analytics has become vital in today’s health insurance environment. It not only offers insurers the opportunity to harness lots of data to effectively deter fraud, waste and abuse, it also helps them identify areas to improve quality and reduce cost.
The majority of people between 18 and 34 would be willing to let insurance companies dig through their digital data from social media to health devices if it meant lowering their premiums, a survey shows.
Now, if you need to talk to a doctor, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. Amazon’s Alexa is no longer just for checking the weather, playing music or shopping online. With a new app, you can now talk to Alexa about any health issues you may have. HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman discusses how the company’s app, Dr. A.I., dishes out medical advice.
Millions of Medicaid and Medicare patients have trouble getting transportation to and from nonemergency medical appointments each year, potentially exacerbating chronic conditions and leading to higher healthcare costs down the road. But pilot programs show that partnerships with ride-hailing programs such as Lyft and Uber could provide a cost-effective solution to transportation barriers.