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    Low-income patients living in poorer areas of California are nearly twice as likely to experience amputations of the lower limbs due to diabetes, finds a more »

    Patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) were about 7% more likely to experience a hospital readmission for cardiac issues than similar patients with higher SES, more »

    Eighty-four percent of financially insecure hospitals are putting off investments in population health management and clinical analytics infrastructure, says a new survey by Black Book more »

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) is teaming up with connectivity vendor CECity and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to try to increase the rate of vaccinations more »

    Patients suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma believe that the benefits of having access to their EHR data outweigh their concerns about patient more »

    The FDA has released a statement counseling patients and providers to reconsider the use of aspirin as an aid for general cardiovascular health.  The over-the-counter more »

    Population health management begins with ensuring that the maximum number of patients have access to the best possible care, a difficult and politically contentious process more »

    More than a quarter of a million people die from preventable conditions each year, says a new population health report from the Centers for Disease more »

    As the healthcare industry moves through the next stages of Meaningful Use, shifting the emphasis onto leveraging the patient data collected in such enormous quantities more »

    Bringing chronic disease management into the workplace may be an important tool for ensuring that patients with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, or obesity maintain good lifestyle more »

    Young patients in the cardiac intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital are among the most vulnerable, subject to sudden changes in their conditions that more »

    Patients who received a tailored care plan and follow-up from a community health worker were more likely to access primary care services and stay out more »

    Integrating behavioral healthcare services into the overarching structure of the patient centered medical home (PCMH) should be a basic principle of the population health management more »

    Social media is enjoying some time in the healthcare analytics limelight as researchers turn their attention to Twitter posts and Facebook updates in order to more »

    Alzheimer’s Disease may be having a bigger impact on population health than previously estimated, says a new report from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), more »

    Despite the ongoing stereotype of teenagers as too lazy to do anything but snooze right around the clock, a large majority of adolescents taking part more »

    Patients with a high body mass index (BMI) who present with chest pain may have higher care costs and spend a longer time in the more »

    HIMMS14 isn’t just about vendors handing out souvenir pens or showing off their latest and greatest products to a sea of healthcare professionals with aching more »

    UT Southwestern Medical Center has received a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish their own Center for more »

    One isn’t just the loneliest number: it can also be a deadly one.  Seniors who expressed feelings of extreme loneliness and social isolation had a more »

    According to a report released late last month, shared savings among Medicare’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) have topped $380 million in their first year of more »

    Diabetes and obesity might be the main epidemics currently threatening patients in the United States, but elsewhere in the world, serious infectious diseases take thousands more »

    The University of Pennsylvania is taking a stand against the misuse of antibiotics by planning to implement real-time data analytics that can held shed light more »

    The conventional wisdom in medicine is that you can’t treat effectively what you don’t catch early, and breast cancer is no exception.  As the second more »

    Nine providers are being recognized by HHS and the CDC for their fight against uncontrolled hypertension after winning the 2013 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge.  more »

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