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Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart patients

Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalized elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) Just published in the International Journal of Cardiology, this is the finding of a recent economic evaluation conducted by Griffith University using data from a randomised controlled trial (The WHICH Study). In collaboration [...]

Discovery of chemical signature for ‘fast’ form of Parkinson’s could lead to earlier detection, more effective disease management

The physical decline experienced by Parkinson’s disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now, for the first time, identified a biochemical signal in the blood associated with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson’s. Such [...]

System developed that uses a big data approach to personalized healthcare

University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness. Notre Dame computer science professor Nitesh V. Chawla and his doctoral student, Darcy A. Davis, developed the system called Collaborative Assessment and Recommendation Engine (CARE) [...]

3rd Annual Medical Management In Medicare Advantage: Payer/Provider Collaborative Care Summit, 13-15 August, 2012, San Diego, CA

With over 200 attendees at our launch event, our Collaborative Care Summit has established itself as one of the premier Medical Management conferences. This August in San Diego, CA our 2012 program will continue to provide the “next generation” medical management tactics that Health Plans, Hospitals and Physician Group’s require in the current economic climate. [...]