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FDA Permits Marketing of First Mobile App for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

FDA Permits Marketing of First Mobile App for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The FDA has permitted marketing of the first mobile app designed to help treat substance use disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and stimulant medications, but not opioids.

Should You Be Proactively Encouraging Patients to Leave Online Reviews of Your Practice?

Should You Be Proactively Encouraging Patients to Leave Online Reviews of Your Practice?

Up to 65% of patients form an opinion on a doctor within reading 1 to 6 reviews. Should doctors be proactive in asking patients for feedback?

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

A large portion of adults who binge watch television believe it leads to poor sleep, and new research backs this up.

Embracing the "Wow!" Factor to Improve Patient Care

Embracing the "Wow!" Factor to Improve Patient Care

A physician shares how embracing natural curiosity may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.

Please Don't Film Me: Smartphones in the Emergency Room

Please Don't Film Me: Smartphones in the Emergency Room

A physician shares her insights on patients filming in the emergency room, and hospital policies that prevent patients from filming without permission.

Five Uses for Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Five Uses for Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual reality has become much more than just a new form of entertainment; it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.

Safety and Acceptability of Inactivated Flu Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch

Safety and Acceptability of Inactivated Flu Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch

Microneedle patches used for the influenza vaccine are tolerated just as well as using a needle and syringe.

Should Access to External Resources Be Allowed During Certification Examinations?

Should Access to External Resources Be Allowed During Certification Examinations?

A study sought to identify what effect access to electronic resources would have on medical certification exam performance.

Would Device-Specific ICD-9 Codes Shed Light on Safety?

Would Device-Specific ICD-9 Codes Shed Light on Safety?

The current post-approval process also does not provide the FDA with a picture of how often a device is used, but having device-specific ICD codes would change that.

Medical Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients

Medical Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients

No strategies are perfect for completely protecting hospital systems from ransomware attacks, but following best practices is key for prevention and protection.

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

An endocrinologist gives his insights on the benefits of using video with medical students.

How to Identify Smartphone and Internet Addiction

How to Identify Smartphone and Internet Addiction

Smartphone addiction is increasingly recognized as a type of behavioral addiction, and recent research has identified criteria that help establish a diagnosis.

Greater Engagement Reported by Patients Who Read Visit Notes

Greater Engagement Reported by Patients Who Read Visit Notes

Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback with nearly 99% of submitted reports indicated that the reporting tool is valuable.

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.

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