Technology

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

Exploring the Effect of Data on Precision Medicine Research

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Electronic health records can offer information on social and behavioral data, which can aid research investigating genetic and social factors across health disparities.

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

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Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Big data has enabled public health authorities to identify doctor-shopping patients and those who needed treatment for opioid abuse. The trade-off, however, could be patient and provider privacy.

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

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The vulnerability is associated with using an internet connection to update software between the Medtronic CareLink and CareLink Encore Programmers (models 2090 and 29901) and the Medtronic Software Distribution Network (SDN).

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

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The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical record system, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

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Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis

Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis

A device inspired by the Star Trek famous tricorder device pairs a handheld sensor with a smartphone app to measure the levels of various metabolites associated with multiple diseases in fluid samples from patients.

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

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This research supports the efficacy of smartphone-based educational programs in the management of bipolar disorder.

Heart to Heart: Cardiologists React to Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Monitoring Features

Heart to Heart: Cardiologists React to Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Monitoring Features

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Apple's newest Series 4 Watch now comes complete with new health features that American Heart Association President Ivor Benjamin, MD, has called "game changing."

Promising Results for "Serious" Video Game Physician Training in Improving Trauma Triage

Promising Results for "Serious" Video Game Physician Training in Improving Trauma Triage

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"Serious" video game training interventions may improve physician performance during trauma triage.

Clinicians Raise Concerns About "Precision" Public Health in the Era of Genomics

Clinicians Raise Concerns About "Precision" Public Health in the Era of Genomics

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Although the trend of "precision public health" promises to change the landscape of the public health field, concerns surrounding the scientific, practical, and ethical implications have cast a shadow over the innovation.

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

The most common electronically sent and received types of patient health information include laboratory results and medication lists.

Addressing Ethical Challenges Associated With Precision Medicine

Addressing Ethical Challenges Associated With Precision Medicine

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There is a continual debate regarding which approaches should be used to base stratification of patients to precision therapy.

Benefits and Ethical Considerations of Using AI for Predicting Incapacitated Patients' Consent

Benefits and Ethical Considerations of Using AI for Predicting Incapacitated Patients' Consent

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The use of an artificial intelligence algorithm could become valuable for medical decision-making processes.

Bioethics Concerns Should Be a Key Element in mHealth Technology Development

Bioethics Concerns Should Be a Key Element in mHealth Technology Development

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With the ubiquitous availability of digital technology such as smartphones, smart watches, health-related apps, and patient monitoring devices, the era of mHealth is upon us.

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

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A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.

New Apple Watch Includes ECG App, Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification Feature

New Apple Watch Includes ECG App, Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification Feature

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The irregular rhythm notification feature analyzes pulse rate data to identify episodes of irregular heart rhythms.

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches.

Hearing Assessment Test Now Available for At-Home Screening

Hearing Assessment Test Now Available for At-Home Screening

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The approval of the test was based on a clinical study which compared the iHEARtest with the WHO method for determining hearing impairment.

Physicians, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care

Physicians, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care

Physicians and consumers agree on the benefits of virtual care, but physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low.

Mobile-Based Application Shows Benefits for Young Patients With Schizophrenia

Mobile-Based Application Shows Benefits for Young Patients With Schizophrenia

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Utilizing technology, such as smart phones, for behavioral interventions may improve mood and motivation in young patients with schizophrenia.

Veta Smart Case, App for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Now Available

Veta Smart Case, App for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Now Available

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The Smart Case includes electronics and sensors to monitor the proximity, temperature, presence and removal, and expiration of auto-injectors.

HIPAA Concerns Reign as Data Companies Enter the Healthcare Market

HIPAA Concerns Reign as Data Companies Enter the Healthcare Market

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With its expansion into the healthcare industry, Amazon has taken one more step towards total domination.

Could "Disruptive" Innovation Improve US Population Health?

Could "Disruptive" Innovation Improve US Population Health?

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Partnerships between the healthcare community and the technology sector can strengthen the development of evidence-based, HIPAA-compliant, clinical resources.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Telemedicine Interventions Can Improve Asthma Control and Quality of Life

Telemedicine Interventions Can Improve Asthma Control and Quality of Life

Combined tele-case management and tele-consultation was the most effective form of telemedicine for improving asthma control.

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews

Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers.

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