Industry Beat

Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of the Industry

We are always coming across new stories and studies that affect our daily work and our vision for comprehensive, data-driven care. Explore the titles below to keep abreast of our industry’s most exciting and evolving movements.

EHRs Lacking in Behavioral Health Data

Electronic health records alone do not adequately capture behavioral health data, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School. Researchers compared insurance claims to primary care EHR data from patients with a diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder who…

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Smarter Data, Not More of It, for Better Care

It’s the quality of data captured, not quantity, that matters when applying predictive analytics to the delivery of care, finds a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern. The UT researchers analyzed data from about 33,000 patient admissions to…

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Depression With Heart Disease Worsens Outcomes, Study Finds

Patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) who later develop depression are significantly more likely to die of any cause or to have a heart attack compared to heart disease patients without depression. Researchers from the University of…

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Tailoring Survivorship Care Plans- Why It Matters

New research presented at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium has found that personalized intervention for breast cancer survivors may lead to better treatment adherence and, in turn, better outcomes. The randomized, controlled trial included 212 low-income women with breast cancer. The intervention group…

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Depression, Eating Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Nearly a quarter of patients receiving bariatric surgery reported a current mood disorder, according to a new meta-analysis published in this week’s issue of JAMA. Researchers from UCLA reviewed 68 publications that looked at the prevalence of preoperative mental health conditions or…

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