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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.

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.

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

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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.

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Data shows that drones overwhelmingly surpassed EMS times from dispatch, as well as on arrival.

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents and hospitalists.

Online Visits Via Patient Portal Successful Within Health System

Online Visits Via Patient Portal Successful Within Health System

Portal offers access to physicians without an office visit for certain common symptoms.

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

Depression Improved With Use of Internet-Based CBT Programs

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, researchers say.

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Treatment Adherence and Side Effects Effectively Monitored With Daily SMS

Most patients with breast cancer taking endocrine therapy report the intervention was helpful in taking their drugs.

Physicians Can Use Text Messaging, But Vigilance Is a Must, Warns Bioethicist

Physicians Can Use Text Messaging, But Vigilance Is a Must, Warns Bioethicist

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Studies show that up to 80% of physicians use texting to share clinical information.

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.

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.

Technology in Medicine: Friend or Foe?

Technology in Medicine: Friend or Foe?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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