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Priorities for Telehealth Research: Changing the Physician-Patient Relationship

Priorities for Telehealth Research: Changing the Physician-Patient Relationship

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Additional studies are needed to assess the use of telehealth in urgent and primary care triage, teledermatology, and the management of serious pediatric conditions.

Improving Patient Encounters While Balancing EHR Tasks

Improving Patient Encounters While Balancing EHR Tasks

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Research suggests that the growing number of tasks required by EHRs can compromise patient encounters.

New Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Available for Medicare Patients With Diabetes

New Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Available for Medicare Patients With Diabetes

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The FreeStyle Libre system, a new continuous glucose monitoring system, is now available for Medicare patients.

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

Experts Recommend 7 Web-Based Tools and Mobile Apps to Reduce Physician Burnout, Stress

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Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression and suicidal behaviors.

FDA Grants Marketing of First Shock Wave Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

FDA Grants Marketing of First Shock Wave Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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The FDA has granted marketing clearance of the first shock wave device intended to treat diabetic foot ulcers.

Are Clinicians Too Reliant on Computerized Decision Support Systems?

Are Clinicians Too Reliant on Computerized Decision Support Systems?

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Some might argue that using decision support systems might compromise the organic decision-making process.

How Can We Effectively Utilize Machine Learning Programs in Medicine?

How Can We Effectively Utilize Machine Learning Programs in Medicine?

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Machine learning programs are accurate and intelligible, but what are the potential pitfalls of using them in a clinical setting?

Telemedicine Enables Comprehensive Diabetes Foot Ulcer Care

Telemedicine Enables Comprehensive Diabetes Foot Ulcer Care

Researchers assessed the implications of telemedicine for diabetes-related foot care on health professionals through field observation and interviews.

Many Physicians Have Experienced a Cyberattack in Practice

Many Physicians Have Experienced a Cyberattack in Practice

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Over 80% of physicians have experienced some form of cybersecurity attack.

Artificial Intelligence May Help Detect Breast Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy

Artificial Intelligence May Help Detect Breast Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy

A deep learning algorithm can detect metastases in sections of lymph nodes, and a deep learning system is effective for identifying diabetic retinopathy.

Healthcare Database Studies Support Supplemental Indications of Approved Medications

Healthcare Database Studies Support Supplemental Indications of Approved Medications

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Database studies may support supplemental applications for effectiveness for approved medications.

FDA Approves Remote Programming Feature for Cochlear Implant

FDA Approves Remote Programming Feature for Cochlear Implant

The FDA has approved a remote programming feature for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform.

Mobile Health Apps Becoming More Popular Among Patients and Clinicians

Mobile Health Apps Becoming More Popular Among Patients and Clinicians

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Clinicians and patients use this technology to monitor health, behaviors, and treatment outcomes.

FDA Permits Marketing of Device to Reduce Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

FDA Permits Marketing of Device to Reduce Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

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The FDA has approved a device designed to provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms when placed behind the ear.

FDA Approves First Drug in US With Digital Ingestion Tracking System

FDA Approves First Drug in US With Digital Ingestion Tracking System

Abilify MyCite consists of aripiprazole tablets with an embedded sensor in each that sends a message to a wearable patch when the medication been taken.

Web-Based Patient Portals Can Increase Patient Engagement

Web-Based Patient Portals Can Increase Patient Engagement

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The benefit of web-based patient portals and mobile applications has yet to be established in current research, but some research has demonstrated its rationale in clinical practice.

Staying One Step Ahead of Medical Information Hackers

Staying One Step Ahead of Medical Information Hackers

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According to the Protenus Breach Barometer, which provides a monthly report of disclosed health care breaches, an average of 1 breach occurs every day. The main offender behind these breaches - now accounting for more than half of all reported breaches and 95% of total stolen records - is hackers.

Strategies to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability

Strategies to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability

A discussion was led by panelists with a variety of medical backgrounds and covered issues including the impact of implementation decisions on EHR usability.

FDA Approves Robotically-Assisted Surgical Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery

FDA Approves Robotically-Assisted Surgical Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The FDA has approved the Senhance System to help facilitate minimally invasive surgery for adult patients.

Paper-Based Records and EHRs Both Have Quality, Structural Problems

Paper-Based Records and EHRs Both Have Quality, Structural Problems

Researchers compared the quality of paper-based and electronic-based health records according to content, documentation process, and structure.

Precise Printing of Drugs May Accelerate Drug Screening, Enable Continuous Manufacturing

Precise Printing of Drugs May Accelerate Drug Screening, Enable Continuous Manufacturing

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a new technology that could potentially allow clinicians the ability to print multiple drugs onto a dissolvable strip, a microneedle patch, or another type of dosing device.

Precise Printing of Drugs May Accelerate Drug Screening, Enable Continuous Manufacturing

Precise Printing of Drugs May Accelerate Drug Screening, Enable Continuous Manufacturing

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a new technology that could potentially allow clinicians the ability to print multiple drugs onto a dissolvable strip, a microneedle patch, or another type of dosing device.

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?

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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

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

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

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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

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

How to Identify Smartphone and Internet Addiction

How to Identify Smartphone and Internet Addiction

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

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