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Major Barriers to Useful Risk Prediction Must Be Overcome to Reach the Full Potential of Big Data

Major Barriers to Useful Risk Prediction Must Be Overcome to Reach the Full Potential of Big Data

The promise of big data and predictive analytics to provide new predictive models and improve the practice of medicine must overcome 4 major hurdles before it can be considered of clinical value.

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Discharge summaries demonstrated higher mean speech recognition error rates.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Researchers evaluated patient feedback and satisfaction scores of spine surgeons by using comments from 3 leading physician rating websites.

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList allows users to access information about the science of more than 50 popular herbs and herbal supplements, including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and others marketed for health purposes.

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual reality technology has been applied in cardiology-related education, preprocedural planning, intraprocedural visualization, and patient rehabilitation.

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With James Ryan, DO

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With James Ryan, DO

Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same.

Protecting the Privacy of Study Participants in an Era of Ubiquitous GPS Location Tracking

Protecting the Privacy of Study Participants in an Era of Ubiquitous GPS Location Tracking

With the explosion of big data and its use in human biomedical research comes the possibility of unauthorized parties accessing data and potentially re-identifying de-identified personal information.

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

Use of electronic health record tools in isolation improves medication reconciliation but does not improve systolic blood pressure among patients with hypertension.

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

As of 2018, fewer than 10% of hospitals are without an electronic health record (EHR) system.

Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates

Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates

Adoption of electronic health records is associated with a reduction in mortality rates in US hospitals.

eCare Plan Set to Improve Physician-Pharmacist Relationship

eCare Plan Set to Improve Physician-Pharmacist Relationship

The Pharmacist eCare Plan is designed to improve communication between pharmacists and physicians by allowing documentation to be available via electronic health records.

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

People often reveal detailed, sensitive data about their health via new technologies.

Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Apple recently rolled out a new addition to its Health app, granting hundreds of patients access to their medical history.

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

The new policy aims to address concerns that EHRs are negatively impacting students' and residents' relationships with patients.

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

Introduced by the Trump administration in March 2018, the MyHealthEData initiative seeks to broaden patient access to electronic health records and insurance claims information.

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

EHR inefficiencies were making physicians unhappy and adding extra work hours, including bringing home work at night and on weekends.

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