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Concerns Surround Physician Adoption of Digital Health Information Technologies

Concerns Surround Physician Adoption of Digital Health Information Technologies

Key facilitators of digital health adoption include resources and training, access to accurate data

Critical Medical Imaging Radioisotope To Be Produced in US

Critical Medical Imaging Radioisotope To Be Produced in US

New technology will create a more stable supply chain for radioisotope Technetium-99m, used in medical imaging procedures.

High Patient, Provider Satisfaction With Surgical Wound Monitoring Smartphone App

High Patient, Provider Satisfaction With Surgical Wound Monitoring Smartphone App

Preliminary study results indicate that mobile application use can be effectively used to detect and intervene with wound complications.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Aims to Reduce Burden of EHR

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Aims to Reduce Burden of EHR

Don Rucker, MD, discussed specific the specific burdens that physicians experience with EHR use.

Electronic Health Records: Is It Time to Uncouple Billing and Documentation Requirements?

Electronic Health Records: Is It Time to Uncouple Billing and Documentation Requirements?

In the age of the EHR, physicians enjoy improved access to patient information and data, but additional regulatory and documentation requirements have impaired how physicians practice medicine.

Improving Patient Encounters While Balancing EHR Tasks

Improving Patient Encounters While Balancing EHR Tasks

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

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

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

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

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

How Can We Effectively Utilize Machine Learning Programs in Medicine?

How Can We Effectively Utilize Machine Learning Programs in Medicine?

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

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

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

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

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

Web-Based Patient Portals Can Increase Patient Engagement

Web-Based Patient Portals Can Increase Patient Engagement

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

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.

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