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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.

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Pre-Operative Information Delivered Better Via Web-Based Platform

Children ages 3 to 12 years were better at attaining pre-op information from interactive web-based platforms.

Educational Videos Aim to Increase Adult Vaccine Uptake

Educational Videos Aim to Increase Adult Vaccine Uptake

These new videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults.

AMA Releases Two Internet Tools to Help Educate Patients

AMA Releases Two Internet Tools to Help Educate Patients

These tools provide personalized recommendations for preventive services and diabetes prevention info.

Doctors Spending Half Their Time Working on Computers

Doctors Spending Half Their Time Working on Computers

Researchers estimate that physicians devote 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits.

Technology in Medicine: Friend or Foe?

Technology in Medicine: Friend or Foe?

Today's voice-recognition capability, especially for medical providers, is phenomenal.

Telehealth Increases Access and Spending for Acute Respiratory Illness

Telehealth Increases Access and Spending for Acute Respiratory Illness

Eighty-eight percent of telehealth visits for ARI were new utilization with an increase in net spending per user.

Smartphone App Reduces In-Person Visits Following Breast Reconstruction

Smartphone App Reduces In-Person Visits Following Breast Reconstruction

The number of visits went down, but there was an increase in e-mails to doctors for ambulatory patients undergoing breast reconstruction.

Television Advertising on Testosterone Increases Testing in American Men

Television Advertising on Testosterone Increases Testing in American Men

There were increases in rates of new testing, testosterone initiation and initiation without a recent test.

Reducing Wait Times with eConsult Program

Reducing Wait Times with eConsult Program

The eConsult program was rapidly adopted and used by more than 3000 primary care providers by 2015.

Videos Help Patients Meet Radiotherapy Educational Needs

Videos Help Patients Meet Radiotherapy Educational Needs

Ninety-eight percent of patients reported that videos were useful for meeting at least one educational need.

Popular Messaging App Shows Promise for Interpreting Chest X-rays

Popular Messaging App Shows Promise for Interpreting Chest X-rays

"Our study shows that WhatsApp® is a reliable tool to communicate radiological images without any significant loss of diagnostic information."

How To Protect Your Small Practice From Hackers

How To Protect Your Small Practice From Hackers

Small practices are a target, especially as larger organizations improve their security.

Cyberattacks Becoming Serious Threat to Health Providers

Cyberattacks Becoming Serious Threat to Health Providers

Processes and technology should be boosted against cyberthreats -- which are becoming more sophisticated.

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