Connected Care

In a recent blog post, the Department of Health and Human Services said it’s releasing materials to encourage physicians to take advantage of telemedicine tools in the ongoing effort to stop the opioid epidemic and better help patients who can’t easily access treatment.

Humana and Fitbit are expanding their partnership to allow more than 5 million of the insurer’s members to potentially have access to Fitbit wellness solutions or health coaching.

About 40 percent of physicians are dissatisfied with electronic health record (EHR) design and interoperability, according to a survey conducted by the Physicians Foundation.

Could medical scribes help solve the issue of physician burnout and ease the electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden? Based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, they can.

According to a recent report by the Associated Press, therapists are increasingly taking advantage of virtual reality (VR) therapy to help patients get over their fears.

Researchers have developed a flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that uses fiber-optic ultrasound to detect acoustic effects of laser pulses.

A majority of parents whose teens are having sleep issues believe electronics, social media and cellphones are the cause. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health recently conducted a survey of parents on how often their teenage children experience sleep problems and how they address it.

A majority of physicians weren’t asked by electronic health record (EHR) vendors to provide feedback while making enhancements to EHR systems, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of U.S. Physicians.

The latest Apple Watch will feature an application that allows users to take their own electrocardiogram (ECG) reading.

A research team is questioning the effectiveness of invasive procedures used to treat chronic pain following a study recently published in Pain Medicine.

More than 250 teachers in England will be testing a new web-based application that’s designed to help identify common mental health problems in students.

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is thanking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its work to reduce physicians’ documentation burden and encourage the use of health IT for patient care.