Technology

Phone App Linked to Improved Psoriasis Treatment Adherence

Phone App Linked to Improved Psoriasis Treatment Adherence

Use of a smartphone app may improve short-term adherence to a cutaneous foam psoriasis treatment.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

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While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

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As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records.

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Online Physician Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

An improved mechanism for online ratings should be implemented to better inform patients about a physician's reputation.

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

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The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

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The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Quality and variability of free-text directions in ambulatory e-prescriptions were examined.

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Mobile technology has increased the rates of colorectal cancer screening.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Usability challenges were most common during order placement, medication administration, review of results, and documentation.

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

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Customer service is a critical part of every physician's job, but there's a big difference between a Yelp review and a risk-adjusted mortality rate in determining

Smartwatch May Be Able to Passively Detect Atrial Fibrillation

Smartwatch May Be Able to Passively Detect Atrial Fibrillation

Smartwatch technology can be used to passively detect atrial fibrillation, although slight loss of sensitivity has been noted.

Wearable System Provides 24-Hour Ambulatory GI Monitoring

Wearable System Provides 24-Hour Ambulatory GI Monitoring

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The wearable system was found to work as well as more invasive methods.

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