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Doctor Visits Are Often Recorded By Patients

Doctor Visits Are Often Recorded By Patients

Patients may be using audio recordings to remember important details about visits that they can then share with their caregivers.

A Closer Look at the Short Life of Bidding Wars for Plastic Surgeries

A Closer Look at the Short Life of Bidding Wars for Plastic Surgeries

The process was a little bit like Uber or Taskrabbit, but for plastic surgery.

Accurate Online Information Crucial for Physicians Interacting With Patients

Accurate Online Information Crucial for Physicians Interacting With Patients

Speakers in an educational session urge caution in online behavior.

Physicians Communicating With Patients Electronically Should Be Cautious

Physicians Communicating With Patients Electronically Should Be Cautious

Sensitive information should be discussed in person or over the phone.

UK Doctors Relay Patient Scans via Snapchat

UK Doctors Relay Patient Scans via Snapchat

Doctors are warned of how "insecure and risky" sending confidential patient scans via social media applications are.

Have You Ever Heard of a Smartphone?

Have You Ever Heard of a Smartphone?

Having spent a minute or two in the trenches, I can tell you that what we're all criminally under-appreciating is the smartphone.

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Data shows that drones overwhelmingly surpassed EMS times from dispatch, as well as on arrival.

How Technology Can Actually Help Your Patients

How Technology Can Actually Help Your Patients

In the past, many providers would have referred the child to an ER or possibly a local walk-in clinic. Instead, here's where modern technology enters.

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents and hospitalists.

Online Visits Via Patient Portal Successful Within Health System

Online Visits Via Patient Portal Successful Within Health System

Portal offers access to physicians without an office visit for certain common symptoms.

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, researchers say.

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Most patients with breast cancer taking endocrine therapy report the intervention was helpful in taking their drugs.

Physicians Can Use Text Messaging, But Vigilance Is a Must, Warns Bioethicist

Physicians Can Use Text Messaging, But Vigilance Is a Must, Warns Bioethicist

Studies show that up to 80% of physicians use texting to share clinical information.

Hospitals Becoming Targets of Ransomware Attacks Nationwide

Hospitals Becoming Targets of Ransomware Attacks Nationwide

Medical information have become a vulnerable target for those planning ransomware attacks.

Parent Trust in Physicians' Diagnosis Lowers With Internet Information Exposure

Parent Trust in Physicians' Diagnosis Lowers With Internet Information Exposure

Computer-generated diagnoses may mislead patients or parents, researcher says.

Focus on Medical Device Safety Surveillance Proves Imperative

Focus on Medical Device Safety Surveillance Proves Imperative

The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.

Harm Reduction Initiatives Successful With EHR Documentation

Harm Reduction Initiatives Successful With EHR Documentation

EHR-based initiatives were linked to more than 30% reductions in harm for hospital-acquired infections.

Wearable Devices to Record Health Data on the Rise

Wearable Devices to Record Health Data on the Rise

However, data from wearables doesn't always flow into EHR systems or doesn't appear in usable format.

Young Doctors Urged to Be Mindful of Social Media Behaviors

Young Doctors Urged to Be Mindful of Social Media Behaviors

Investigators found many examples of unprofessional and 'potentially objectionable' behavior online.

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