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Boomers don't take full blame for lax self-care

Baby boomers admit they aren't as engaged in their health as they could be--and they blame it partly on their doctors' offices, according to a survey by concierge-health company MDVIP.

Report: IoT in healthcare could have economic impact of up to $1.7T

The Internet of Things, when used to improve healthcare and help those with chronic conditions, could have an economic impact ranging from $170 billion to $1.7 trillion a year, according to a recent report from McKinsey & Company.

Researchers fail to find savings with home telemonitoring among older adults

Home telemonitoring failed to significantly save money over usual care among older adults with multiple chronic conditions, according to a study published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Telemedicine helps veterans manage chronic conditions

As the veteran population in the U.S. grows older and sicker, the use of telemedicine is helping those with chronic conditions manage their care from home, according to a case study published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Should exercise time be a vital sign?

Should the amount of time a patient spends exe rcising  be a vital sign? Thanks to efforts of Exercise is Medicine, a program overseen by the American College of Sports Medicine, a growing number of clinicians seem to think so, according to an artic le  in the  Wall Street Journal.

How social media can extend the care experience

While shared medical appointments offer patients with like conditions the ability to support and learn from one another in person, emerging social media platforms can offer similar benefits from a distance. What's more, medical practices that embrace this trend can achieve better patient engagement while delivering a strong marketing message, according to an article from  Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News.

Research touts telemedicine's effectiveness treating chronically ill patients

Evidence continues to mount that telemedicine is effective in reducing hospitalization rates and emergency department visits while also improving health outcomes for chronic disease patients, according to a review of research led by former American Telemedicine Association President Rashid Bashshur, the executive director of eHealth at the University of Michigan Health System.

Do patients with chronic diseases want telehealth solutions?

Several recent studies addressed the link between mobile health and individuals with chronic conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, clinically diagnosed obesity, osteoporosis and stroke. 

Focusing health IT on improving minority health gaps

Health IT must be available, affordable and sustainable in underserved communities to improve the health of people with higher rates of poverty and chronic disease, write two officials from Morehouse School of Medicine in a recent post to  Health IT Buzz  blog.

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.