Search Tag: chronic diseases

IT Management

Virtual Tools Save Billions in Primary Care

2015 29 Oct

A new report from Accenture suggests that use of virtual health technology can lead to annual savings of $10 billion in primary care costs, as well as allow treatment of more patients without the need to train more doctors.While technology has greatly improved productivity rates for many industries, healthcare has made no such strides in two decades,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Top Medical and Imaging Technologies 2015

2015 30 Sep

Flexible and less expensive healthcare solutions are becoming more widely available, thanks to an array of sophisticated inventions in medical devices, diagnostics and imaging. These healthcare innovations play a critical role in managing the increasing frequency of chronic diseases around the globe, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.The... Read more

IT Management

Telehealth Population Health Management Improvements

2015 02 Aug

Two recent studies carried out by HealthMine highlight the importance of wellness programmes and telemedicine in properly diagnosing and controlling illness.In a survey of 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programmes about being diagnosed and dealing with chronic illness, 28 percent reported they had a chronic illness — of which, 42 percent were diagnosed... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Global Programme For Urban Health and Wellbeing

2014 12 Dec

World health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts have launched a major new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration that aims to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas. The new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme has these key objectives:Empower planners and policy-makers with better... Read more

Executive Health Management

Functional Medicine: A Holistic Treatment Approach

2014 10 Nov

The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA) formally opened its Center for Functional Medicine (CFM) on 23 September 2014, making it the first large institution to offer the functional medicine model to its patients.   CFM has its own staff composed of four physicians, a nutritionist and a health coach. Leading the team is Dr. Mark Hyman, a pioneer in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Access to E-Health Data Outweighs Privacy

2014 24 Jun

For half of UK patients with chronic medical conditions, the ability to access and control their health data online takes precedence over privacy risks associated with electronic health records. An Accenture Patient Engagement Survey conducted between 21 February and 16 March 2014 polled 519 healthy people and 500 individuals in the UK who had... Read more


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