News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in April 2013
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
Health IT Investments Approach $500 Million In Q1
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Venture capitalists plug a record $493 million into healthcare technology, with consumer-focused companies receiving the lion's share.
ICU Platform First To Integrate, Analyze Monitoring Data
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New system T3, developed by Boston Children's Hospital and Arcadia Solutions, combines data from multiple devices used in intensive care units to predict patient "trajectories."
Geek Physique: Why IT Managers Must Get Fit
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
Our 2013 IT Salary Survey shows most employers don't care that much about your fitness. But you should, if you want to do your job better.
Google Searches Show Seasons Shape Mental Health
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Research showing an association between seasons and mental health affirms the value of search queries for public health surveillance.
Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hospitals should develop guidelines for adjusting alarms and improve staff training to prevent harm to patients, says accrediting group.
Hospital Cuts Readmissions With Focus On Primary Care
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Software links emergency department patients with follow-up care to cut nonessential return trips to the hospital.
Philly Health Insurer Funds Health IT Startups
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Independence Blue Cross is investing in startups that offer innovative solutions to healthcare challenges.
Mobile Tech Helps NHS Reach Remote Patients
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
Supercomputer Apps Tackle Cancer, Autism, Heart Attacks
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Healthcare and life sciences apps sweep top three spots in contest from YarcData, a unit of supercomputing pioneer Cray, showcasing the power of graph analytics.
Obama Brain Mapping Project Tests Big Data Limits
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
President Obama's just announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project might require handling yottabytes of data.
NHS Needs Better Vision Of Digital Patients
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Is a focus on niche technology rather than a more integrated view of the digital patient holding back the modernization of the U.K.'s socialized health system?


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