Health IT

Crowdsourcing research ideas from patients finds cost, prevention top of mind

The Regenstrief Institute, an informatics and healthcare research foundation affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, recently did something PCORI would approve of. It asked patients across the country for their ideas on how to make healthcare more affordable and better quality. Dr. Mike Weiner, director of the Institute’s Center for Health Services Research, […]

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When it comes to patient education, providers are slow to adopt new technologies

In the shift toward team-based healthcare, nurse practitioners and other non-MD healthcare professionals are taking on more responsibilities, and companies are responding with new resources and technologies to help them do their jobs. But how much of this new technology is being used with patients? HealthEd Academy asked 155 “health extenders” — that means nurses, […]

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Remote patient monitoring firm partnered with AT&T raises $3.4 million

eHealth company Intuitive Health Inc. has rounded up $3.4 million but isn’t saying much just yet about its next move. The Plano, Texas, company has worked with AT&T and nonprofit health system Texas Health Resources to run a pilot of its cloud-based patient monitoring platform. It uses AT&T’s wireless connectivity to send data from patients’ […]