Statin Prescribing in Primary Care Boosted with EHR Prompts Plus Patient Alerts
December 05, 2022

An EHR prompt to a physician alone or in combination with a previsit patient prompt both increased statin prescribing in primary care but a patient prompt alone did not.

Study: Wearable Activity Trackers Have Potential to Support Decision Making, Clinical Care
November 21, 2022

Wearable activity trackers could potentially support clinical care for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, according to a new study.

Wearable Device Uptake Low Among Adults with Cardiovascular Disease, Nationally Representative Study Finds
November 02, 2022

AHA 2022: An estimated 18% of Americans with heart disease reported using wearables, compared with 29% of the total US population.

Mobile Health Technology for Pain Management
October 03, 2022

A discussion with Lynn Webster, MD, about the importance and future of mobile health technology for chronic pain management.

Current Telehealth Use 88% More Likely by Patients with Chronic Conditions: Survey
October 03, 2022

Telehealth continues to support continuity of care and to increase access to and willingness to use the health care system, according to survey authors.

Primary Viewpoints Episode 19: Mobile Health Technology for Chronic Pain Management
September 29, 2022

"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with Lynn Webster, MD, past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Self-measured BP Using Smartphone App No More Effective than Using Standard Device to Reduce Hypertension
August 16, 2022

Blood pressure reduction of approximately 11 mm Hg was seen at 6 months regardless of device used, suggesting patients can keep SMBP simple.

Wrist-worn Devices Prove Cost-effective for AF Screening of 30 Million in Economic Simulation
August 10, 2022

Screening for atrial fibrillation with 6 wrist-worn wearable devices proved more cost effective than no screening and had greater relative benefit than using traditional modalities.

Physical Activity Trackers: Umbrella Analysis Finds Significant Positive Impact on Walking, Weight Loss
August 08, 2022

Use of wearable activity trackers increased daily time spent walking by 40 minutes and was linked to a 2-lb weight loss across age groups and populations.

Automated Online Weight Loss Program Could Significantly Expand Primary Care Intervention
August 01, 2022

A free, automated online behavioral weight loss program led to a mean 5% reduction in weight over 12 weeks without clinician involvement, a new study reports.