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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.

Health Information Theft: A Growing Concern Among US Adults

Health Information Theft: A Growing Concern Among US Adults

About 44% of US adults are worried about having their personal health care information stolen.

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

"There are all kinds of options for encryption that they can take advantage of. It works well."

Cutting Length of Stay After C-Section with New Smartphone App

Cutting Length of Stay After C-Section with New Smartphone App

Introduction of this app would yield a 216% return on investment during the first year of use.

Using Heartbeats As Passwords for Electronic Health Record Access

Using Heartbeats As Passwords for Electronic Health Record Access

Researchers say that a heartbeat could serve as a secure 'password' for patient's electronic medical history.

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

The device was found to support heart function in a porcine model of acute heart failure.

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Conditions are now right for a "perfect storm" of deliberate misinformation that could seriously hurt -- or even kill -- health-care consumers on a mass scale.

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.

Addressing Patient Behaviors on Social Media

Addressing Patient Behaviors on Social Media

Commenting about patient behaviors on Facebook is becoming a common practice among clinicians.

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

Personalized daily text messaging improves the adherence in youths over a 6-month intervention.

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

Researchers have found that positive messages prevail on Twitter about HPV vaccines.

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

This study found that the virtual reality game got adults moving -- but only for a while.

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

The year-long study period showed that the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7%, compared to the comparison group of 42%.

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