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Social Hygiene: Screening for Social Media Addiction in Adolescent Patients

Social Hygiene: Screening for Social Media Addiction in Adolescent Patients

Adolescents love their phones. But what is the downside of this addictive technology?

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

HUMAN LEVEL is a useful mnemonic device that can be used to remember the best practices for using EHRs during patient encounters.

Not Prepared for an In-Flight Medical Emergency? There's an App for That

Not Prepared for an In-Flight Medical Emergency? There's an App for That

Many physicians and healthcare professionals don't have sufficient knowledge of in-flight emergency stabilization or protocols.

Pokémon Go Gameplay Increases Player Well-Being

Pokémon Go Gameplay Increases Player Well-Being

The Pokémon Go smartphone app offers technology that may act as a behavioral activation and exposure tool.

Non-Stigmatizing Messages Boost Mental Health Services Support

Non-Stigmatizing Messages Boost Mental Health Services Support

A non-stigmatizing message about serious mental illness can increase public support for investing in mental health services

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Physicians outside of the United States are more likely to report satisfaction with electronic health record systems, citing it as a tool that improved efficiency.

Challenges in Defining Normality in Precision Medicine and Big Data

Challenges in Defining Normality in Precision Medicine and Big Data

The definition of "normal" is being debated as precision medicine becomes more common.

Communication Breakdown: Using Social Media in Medicine

Communication Breakdown: Using Social Media in Medicine

Social media has proven to be an important tool across all professional fields, including medicine.

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

The clinic satisfaction tool was superior in providing immediate feedback to physicians.

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

Although the eConsult system expedites patient access to specialty services, it can lead to increased workload — and subsequent burnout — among physicians.

Net Neutrality Repeal Stands to Disrupt Medical Education, Clinical Training

Net Neutrality Repeal Stands to Disrupt Medical Education, Clinical Training

Following the repeal of net neutrality regulations, public focus has been on consumer internet use, but medical education may also suffer.

Phone App Linked to Improved Psoriasis Treatment Adherence

Phone App Linked to Improved Psoriasis Treatment Adherence

Use of a smartphone app may improve short-term adherence to a cutaneous foam psoriasis treatment.

FDA Approves AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

FDA Approves AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a patient's retinas to screen for diabetic retinopathy.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records.

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

An improved mechanism for online ratings should be implemented to better inform patients about a physician's reputation.

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Quality and variability of free-text directions in ambulatory e-prescriptions were examined.

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Mobile technology has increased the rates of colorectal cancer screening.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Usability challenges were most common during order placement, medication administration, review of results, and documentation.

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