Personal health records

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Home Telemonitoring Does Not Improve Blood Pressure or Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients 11/06/14

Six family medicine and internal medicine clinics affiliated with the University of Missouri provided diabetes patients who had uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose, or both...

Financial Incentives and Education Do Not Help Patients Better Manage Hypertension or Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Management of the Disease 06/20/13

Using a $258,500 grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change program, CIGNA Healthcare offered a small financial incentive and educational...

State Plan Offers Employees Incentives To Access Needed Services and Health Enhancement Activities, Leading to High Participation, More Appropriate Utilization, and Slower Cost Growth 05/20/13

To enhance health and control long-term health care costs, the State of Connecticut offers its employees, select retirees, and their dependents the option of enrolling in a new benefit plan known...

Personal Health Record Generates Little Use, Has no Impact on Blood Pressure Control; Utilization; or Patient Activation, Empowerment, and Satisfaction 02/27/13

Patients with hypertension were given the opportunity to use a personal health record to track their blood pressure, monitor other health data, access educational information, and send secure...

Patients With Crohn's Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication 02/06/13

In a 9-month pilot test of two tablet-based disease management applications, adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease tracked nine different types of “observations of daily living”—cues...

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