CareCentra and Intermountain Healthcare Collaborate to Engage Patients “At Risk” for Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction Readmissions

CareCentra, a population health analytics and patient activation company, announced a collaborative agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to incorporate Intermountain’s inpatient 30-day Readmission Risk Scores (RARS) into CareCentra’s Patient Activation Platform.   Heart failure (HF) and Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) are leading causes of hospitalization, especially for adults older than 65 years of age. One in every…

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Health & Wellness Market

Bluetooth technology creates huge  opportunities in medical Secure, trusted and super-efficient Bluetooth® Smart technology is powering millions of health and medical devices, with tens of millions more on the way. Bluetooth Smart is the ideal wireless standard for medical and wellness applications, whether in a hospital environment or the home. Its 128-bit AES encryption ensures…

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Data analytics helps Maine HIE take next steps

Maine recently implemented a data analytics platform on top of its state health information exchange, enabling Maine HIE participants to predict readmissions and ER visits. Ten years after kicking off, the Maine health information exchange (HIE) remains strong. Earlier this year, the HIE added a data analytics layer to its offerings, and recent statistics show…

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Patient Engagement Expanded via Apple Smartwatch, mHealth App

Patient engagement has been a major goal of the healthcare industry in recent years, as the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs push forward patient engagement objectives in the meaningful use requirements. The mobile health field has played a role in ensuring new devices and medical technologies increase patient engagement with their health and wellness.…

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