“Managing behavioral health co-morbidities is key to chronic conditions and yet our system is not oriented towards doing that. Our view for the fund is we would want to start on delivery of care and back teams that know how to deploy IT efficiently…It’s complex to manage behavioral health. You have to start with the delivery of care to make those handoffs more efficient. That is the model we are focused on…..read article here”
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The CoactionHealth project gave iPhones with a selection of health apps, contact with a licensed practical nurse and health coaches to more than 100 disabled people, and then educated these patients on when to go to a primary care physician and when to visit the ER. The partners wanted to determine whether technology plus a health and wellness coach plus a little bit of money to better their lives could change healthcare utilization patterns.
Based on the results, the interventions did just that….read more….
One researcher has provided new findings demonstrating how the series changes the heart rate in those die hard fans during different episodes….read more here.
The Pathway Fit app analyzes more than 75 genetic markers known to impact metabolism, exercise, and energy consumption within our bodies. For example, it claims to assess whether users have a genetic predisposition to overeating or lactose intolerance. It can also assess benefits or impacts of exercise on weight loss, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and metabolism. The company refers to it as a “personalized nutrigenomic profile.”
It is also intended to improve interactions between patients and their physicians by helping them better understand how genetics and lifestyle impact diet, nutrition, and exercise….read more here.
“It’s an impressive demonstration of imaging our feelings, of decoding our emotions from brain activity. Emotions are central to our daily lives and emotional dysregulation is at the heart of many brain- and body-related disorders, but we don’t have a clear understanding of how emotions are processed in the brain. Thus, understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that generate and reduce negative emotional experiences is paramount….read more here…”
What is the number one thing he needs from his physicians? To be on the same page.
Our experiences with high-needs patients, like Jason, and the complex care teams that support them have shown us that technology is a critical component of a successful model, but it alone can’t do the job….read more here.
One question that’s been circulating of late in the Twitterverse: Is the media too skeptical about cancer progress? Read more here.
A CVS and IBM Watson partnership will give the national pharmacy chain access to a predictive analytics tool to flag up which customers are showing deteriorating health, with an eye to chronic conditions. But that’s not the only goal of the partnership, as Dr. Troyen A. Brennan, Chief Medical Officer for CVS Health, noted in a company statement.
“This partnership will enable us to leverage advanced technologies and key health information to develop a tool that can be applied by a variety of health care providers such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners at MinuteClinics or connected health care providers, and that can help our pharmacy benefit management clients improve member health and manage cost.” — PR Newswire ….. read more here!!
“While countless online practice-improvement resources exist, there is an acute need for help in safety-net primary care, especially as the U.S. healthcare industry slowly shifts away from fee-for-service to outcomes-based care. That is the idea behind the Primary Care Information Network, a new offering from the Primary Care Development Corp., a New York City-based organization that promotes primary care access and improvement in underserved communities…read more here“
When it comes to mobile health, apps and current technology, millennials are a good target as consumers, but they sometimes need a little bit of edge and humor to engage them when it comes to marketing….read more here.