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Americans with diabetes reach 21 million

About 21 million American adults had diabetes as of 2010, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings could impact hospitals' newly prioritized battle for population health.

Tech advances often hike patient costs

Even small advances in medical technology can cause steep increases in out-of-pocket costs to patients, the New York Times reported.

NJ healthcare leaders: Cost constraints drive innovation

Financial constraints and pressure to lower costs drive healthcare innovation, industry leaders in New Jersey said during a panel discussion this week, according to NJSpotlight.

Care-coordination grant helps Unity tie data together

A $14 million state grant for data sharing and improved care coordination provided the means and opportunity for Rochester, N.Y.-based Unity Health System to build a private infrastructure that ties...

Specialist nurses help patients manage diabetes

Specialist nurses are a valuable tool in caring for patients with diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Diabetes.co.uk reported.

Mobile monitoring tools can cut diabetes management costs in half

Mobile monitoring of diabetic employees can save more than $3,000 a year in healthcare costs, half of the average annual medical insurance cost for workers diagnosed with diabetes, according to recently published research.

CMS releases first ACO outcomes data

Accountable care organizations have had varied success so far with diabetes and heart disease patients, according to a  Kaiser Health News  analysis of Medicare data.

4 nonprofit hospital trends to watch this year

In the wake of sweeping healthcare reform and shifting priorities throughout the industry, nonprofit hospitals can expect to see new trends in 2014, according to the  Nonprofit Quarterly.

Study: National telemedicine service expands healthcare access

A Health Affairs study of adult users of a national telemedicine service found that it appears to be expanding access to patients who are not connected to other providers.

Automated text-messaging holds promise for diabetes management

Results of two new studies published in Health Affairs and the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicate that text-based mHealth interventions are potentially effective in helping diabetics...