Technology

First Alternate Controller Enabled Insulin Pump FDA-Cleared

First Alternate Controller Enabled Insulin Pump FDA-Cleared

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The t:slim X2 pump is up to 38% smaller than other insulin pumps and can hold up to 300 Units of insulin.

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

Compared with the reference standard, the hybrid deep learning-enhanced device's sensitivity/specificity was 100/97.8% for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy.

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Artificial intelligence software can predict prognosis in epithelial ovarian cancer above established prognostic methods.

Measuring the Success of Clinical Apps in Patient Care

Measuring the Success of Clinical Apps in Patient Care

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Clinical support tools, such as mobile apps, are becoming a regular part of patients' medical experience.

Machine Learning Estimates Prognosis in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Machine Learning Estimates Prognosis in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Machine learning algorithms using large datasets may be utilized to accurately estimate prognosis and guide therapy for patients with adult congenital heart disease.

Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty

Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty

A text-messaging bot is effective for increasing patient engagement after primary total knee or hip arthroplasty.

In Aiming to Prevent Suicide, Facebook Faces Criticism From Public Health Sector

In Aiming to Prevent Suicide, Facebook Faces Criticism From Public Health Sector

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Facebook's recent suicide prevention efforts have sparked debate in the public health community.

Risk Estimates Not Improved by Adding Social Data to Patient EHR

Risk Estimates Not Improved by Adding Social Data to Patient EHR

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The information provided by electronic health record (EHR) data may provide sufficient risk prediction capabilities without the inclusion of social factors.

Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers

Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers

Virtual video visits can effectively replace office visits for selected patients across medical specialties without sacrificing quality of care or patient-physician communication.

Unique Total-Body Imaging Scanner uEXPLORER Cleared by FDA

Unique Total-Body Imaging Scanner uEXPLORER Cleared by FDA

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The uEXPLORER combines positron emission tomography (PET) with X-ray computed tomography (CT) allowing for imaging of the entire body at the same time.

Search Query Volumes Reflect the Effect of #MeToo

Search Query Volumes Reflect the Effect of #MeToo

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Internet searches on sexual assault and harassment have greatly increased since the start of the #MeToo campaign.

Machine Learning in Dermatology: Overcoming Data Gaps in Skin Cancer Detection for Smarter Diagnosis

Machine Learning in Dermatology: Overcoming Data Gaps in Skin Cancer Detection for Smarter Diagnosis

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We can leverage the agility of machine learning to point out unmet clinical needs and improve clinical practice.

Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment

Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment

Many good practices have been developed in areas of assessment and other key aspects of defining health technology assessment processes.

AI-Powered Cancer Diagnoses in Dermatology Leave Patients of Color in the Dust

AI-Powered Cancer Diagnoses in Dermatology Leave Patients of Color in the Dust

We use artificial intelligence in nearly every aspect of our lives — but how does AI fare in the physician's exam room?

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

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Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.

Large Variation in Radiation CT Dose Across Countries Driven by Scanner Use

Large Variation in Radiation CT Dose Across Countries Driven by Scanner Use

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Technical parameters of machine use, not patient requirements or clinical circumstances, are the largest driver of radiation dose variation in CT exams.

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

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Digital interventions, such as web-based programs, mobile apps, and text messaging, have been found to improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing the use of "rescue" medications.

Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent

Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent

Adoption of advanced health information technology (HIT) capabilities is inconsistent across health care systems.

Mobile Health Apps for Headache: An Ongoing Search for Clinical Relevancy

Mobile Health Apps for Headache: An Ongoing Search for Clinical Relevancy

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The main objection among clinical researchers is that commercially developed products often lack a scientific basis for their selection of features.

reSET-O Digital Therapeutic for Opioid Use Disorder Now Available

reSET-O Digital Therapeutic for Opioid Use Disorder Now Available

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Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics announced the launch of reSET-O, a new digital therapeutic for patients aged ≥18 years with opioid use disorder (OUD) currently under clinician care.

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

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HeartGuide is designed as a wrist watch that uses the oscillometric cuff method, the standard for medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement.

Challenges in Instituting Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

Challenges in Instituting Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

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As artificial intelligence becomes more common in healthcare systems, healthcare professionals must ask the right questions for AI to live up to expectations.

Part 2: Adolescent Tech Use & Mental Health: Expert Perspective

Part 2: Adolescent Tech Use & Mental Health: Expert Perspective

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For part 2 of this article, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed Dr Brenda L Curtis, whose research focuses on "big data" generated from social networking sites, technology-based interventions for substance use disorders and related issues, and Internet research ethics.

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Both electronic referral and care management by social workers increase the effective use of mental health services for adolescents in the United States significantly.

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

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ProAir Digihaler is the first digital inhaler with built-in sensors that connects to a mobile application and provides data on inhaler use to patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Using Telemedicine in Rheumatology: Outcomes, Costs, and Patient Satisfaction

Using Telemedicine in Rheumatology: Outcomes, Costs, and Patient Satisfaction

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Patient-reported outcomes for care delivered using telemedicine were similar to usual care, with significant cost and distance savings.

Adolescent Technology Use and Mental Health: An Expert Roundtable

Adolescent Technology Use and Mental Health: An Expert Roundtable

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The use of technology is also transforming the mental health landscape, with significant implications for clinicians who work with adolescents, in particular.

Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

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reSET-O is intended for use as an adjunct to outpatient treatment that includes transmucosal buprenorphine (medication-assisted-treatment [MAT]) and contingency management for patients aged ≥18 years who are currently under clinician supervision.

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

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As patients continue to equip themselves with knowledge gleaned from sources outside the exam room, physicians must reassess their role.

Systematic Undercounting of Steps by Smartphones Widespread

Systematic Undercounting of Steps by Smartphones Widespread

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Smartphones and wearable devices used to measure physical activity may systematically undercount the steps of older people and women.

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