Disease management programs

Tech powers Brigham and Women’s Hospital home-based hypertension program

reprint A new home-based care delivery program is able to rapidly improve hypertension control rates while significantly lowering cost, compared with traditional office-based blood pressure interventions. Developed by Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the program leverages an expert‐developed clinical algorithm, Bluetooth‐enabled devices that provide home blood pressure measurements transmitted wirelessly Czytaj więcej…

Artificial intelligence

AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting

reprint With influenza cases elevated nationally and widespread throughout the country, researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital contend that machine learning can produce highly accurate local flu surveillance. In fact, they say that combining two forecasting methods with artificial intelligence produces the most accurate estimates of flu activity available to Czytaj więcej…

Clinical data repositories

Algorithm predicts patients at risk for chronic kidney disease

reprint Roche and IBM have developed an algorithm based on real-word data, including electronic health records, that predicts patients with early risk of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease. The Roche-IBM predictive algorithm—trained using half a million electronic health records—outperformed published algorithms derived from clinical trial data in a one-to-one comparison, as Czytaj więcej…