February 12, 2015
Geisinger Health System's patient portal.
Research conducted on patient portals in the last three years shows they provide some measurable benefits, but studies are spotty and don't include a single randomized control trial, according to a new systematic review in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
"Very few studies associated use of the patient portal, or its features, to improved...
February 4, 2014
Four years ago Congress created a new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as part of its Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Innovation Center's purpose was “to test innovative payment and service delivery models to reduce program expenditures... while preserving or enhancing quality of care.” Congress has allotted $10 billion to support the Innovation Center for its first ten...
January 17, 2013
Dr Caroline Free also led the efficacy trial for Txt2Stop, a SMS-based smoking cessation service
Despite all the hype and promise around mobile healthcare technologies, the scientific evidence supporting clinical efficacy of mobile health continues to fall short, according to two new papers in the journal PLOS Medicine.
British researchers examined 20 years' worth of published studies on mobile...