When we look back at hospitals 20, or even 10 years from now, we might wonder how we accomplished so much without robots, artificial intelligence (AI), avatars, or cognitive analysis. We will likely marvel at how hospital clinicians were able to make complex decisions about our care while also...
In medical emergencies, patients have few alternatives to calling 911 or rushing to the emergency department for costly care. That's the status quo, but a growing number of providers, payers and agencies are testing care approaches that help patients in novel and proactive ways.
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
Though employers and health insurers are increasingly handing out wearable devices to help plan members stay healthy, wearing a fitness tracker many not help you shed any pounds, according to a recent study.
By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?
In a presentation that leaned heavily on his personal experience and his own family's interactions with health IT while seeking care, Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, gave EHR systems a grade of C+; interoperability, C+; and patient and family engagement, B.
A federal push might be needed to get drugmakers and electronic health record companies to buy into efforts to develop targeted treatments, President Barack Obama said Thursday at the first White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit.
Wellness program provider Healthways has formed a partnership with Health eVillages, a program that provides mobile health technology to clinically underserved areas around the world.
Left to fend for themselves for the first time, many college freshmen binge on junk food, fall behind on laundry and forget to study. One Oklahoma college, however, is making sure they don't lose track of their fitness.
The current generation of wearable medical devices tend to be bulky, boxy and more like wearing a small machine than something that works with your body. And the data typically aren't transmitted directly to the healthcare provider. But technology company MC10 aims to change that.
Ford Motor Co. and the Henry Ford Health System are co-sponsoring an innovation challenge that offers $10,000 in prize money to employees who come up with smartphone apps that link healthcare with vehicles.