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By Jonah Comstock January 3, 2018
A study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association shows that in one patient population, use or non use of a patient portal had no statistically significant effect on 30-day readmissions or 30-day mortality. The retrospective analysis of more than 17,000 patients is interesting in that it's the first study of patient portals to look for effects on...
By Jonah Comstock July 7, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland-based mental health care management company Mindoula Health has acquired Care at Hand, a Boston-based healthcare analytics company that offers a mobile-based early warning system for home caregivers, for an undisclosed amount. "We have dedicated our company to transforming what we see as a broken behavioral health system,” Mindoula CEO Steve Sidel said in a statement. “Our...
By Jonah Comstock April 23, 2015
A retrospective matched-pair cohort study of 348 patients in Partners HealthCare's Boston-area hospitals shows that remote monitoring in congestive heart failure patients can reduce 120-day hospitalizations and mortality. Interestingly, while the reduction in mortality held beyond the 120 days of the study, the hospitalizations for the monitoring cohort actually went up after the monitoring...
By Neil Versel January 22, 2013
Last week, an early participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which provides financial incentives for coordinating care of and improving outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries, went live with a telemonitoring program to keep tabs on patients with chronic diseases. Primary Partners, a physician-owned accountable care organization (ACO) in Clermont, Fla., is contracting with New York-based...

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