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HIE can help identify ED 'frequent fliers' for care coordination

Data from a health information exchange can more accurately identify patients who visit hospital emergency departments frequently than a single site's records, according to research published at  Health Affairs.

Four percent of U.S. adults with chronic conditions use app to track health

A new national survey released by the Pew Research Center has found that only four percent of U.S. adults with chronic conditions use a mobile app to track their health. The nationwide survey of...

Pew: Online resources a 'significant supplement' for chronic condition patients

A new survey from the Pew Research Center and the California HealthCare Foundation finds that while people with chronic conditions are now more likely than ever before to seek health information online, seeking information from a physician remains the most preferred mode for such patients.

AHRQ: Health IT can improve care coordination for complex conditions

Ten research projects aimed at using health IT to improve care in ambulatory settings for patients with complex healthcare needs demonstrated improvements in care coordination, data sharing and patient engagement. Called the Improving Management of Individuals With Complex Healthcare Needs Through Health IT initiative, it's one of five grant programs from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focused on using health IT to improve care.

New York looks to EHRs to enhance public health surveillance

The New York City Public Health Department, in partnership with the City University of New York School of Public Health, is launching a pilot project to aggregate electronic health record data into a surveillance tool to improve public health. The project, known as the NYC Macroscope, will be the first U.S. program to use EHRs in this manner.

Scripps study to assess ability of mobile devices to reduce health costs

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a National Institutes of Health-supported consortium led by Scripps Health, has initiated a clinical study aimed at evaluating whether the integration...

ACOs increasingly turn to remote patient monitoring

More than half of accountable care organizations that responded to a recent survey from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group are using remote patient monitoring to manage high-risk chronically ill patients.

Telemonitoring interventions help patients control high BP

Home telemonitoring, when combined with pharmacist case management, can help to improve high blood pressure management for patients with the chronic condition, according to research published this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Online health communities improve chronic care quality

Online health communities can be powerful tools for addressing chronic care issues as the number of people afflicted with such ailments rises, according to a study published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Smoking-cessation talks must get more common, CDC says

Medical associations urge doctors to make discussions about smoking and quitting a priority, as the CDC estimates 43 million American adults smoke, and that smoking kills about 440,000 of them each year.