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Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same.
With the explosion of big data and its use in human biomedical research comes the possibility of unauthorized parties accessing data and potentially re-identifying de-identified personal information.
A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.
Use of electronic health record tools in isolation improves medication reconciliation but does not improve systolic blood pressure among patients with hypertension.
As of 2018, fewer than 10% of hospitals are without an electronic health record (EHR) system.
Adoption of electronic health records is associated with a reduction in mortality rates in US hospitals.
The Pharmacist eCare Plan is designed to improve communication between pharmacists and physicians by allowing documentation to be available via electronic health records.
Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
People often reveal detailed, sensitive data about their health via new technologies.
Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape
Apple recently rolled out a new addition to its Health app, granting hundreds of patients access to their medical history.
The new policy aims to address concerns that EHRs are negatively impacting students' and residents' relationships with patients.
Introduced by the Trump administration in March 2018, the MyHealthEData initiative seeks to broaden patient access to electronic health records and insurance claims information.
EHR inefficiencies were making physicians unhappy and adding extra work hours, including bringing home work at night and on weekends.
Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.
Health care communication technology is a determinant of patient satisfaction in younger patients.
Many electronic adherence monitoring devices accurately assess medication adherence behavior, but identifying the most suitable device requires careful consideration.
The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.
Hackers' attempts to steal data could lead to malfunction of MRI machines, implantable defibrillators, insulin pumps, and other devices.
Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.
Over 60% of primary care physicians think that electronic health records have led to improved care.
Mobile phone text reminders could be an important tool to enhance medication adherence in people with gout.
A facial morphing intervention may reduce skin cancer risk behaviors among young adults, according to a study published in the June issue of Body Image.
One suggestion for digital detoxing is to remove any distractions that don't involve work, family, friends, or health, which means muting any extra notifications or alerts.
Allied health providers had higher median overall satisfaction scores vs physicians who practiced within a specialty.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive care psychotherapy, both delivered by nurses over the telephone, may offer comparable benefits for the management of chronic back pain.
23andMe referred to the FDA decision as a "milestone in consumer health empowerment."
Computer vision — the system currently used in Google's self-driving cars — can be applied to the health care industry.
Any images and personal stories that remind people about skin cancer, what to look for, even scars after surgery, really help save lives.
OsteoDetect is a computer-aided detection and diagnostic software that uses an algorithm to analyze 2-D wrist radiographs for signs of distal radius fracture.
Teledermatology is slightly more expensive but can expedite time to clinical resolution.
Time spent on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest correlated with higher scores on thin-ideal internalization.
Adolescents love their phones. But what is the downside of this addictive technology?
HUMAN LEVEL is a useful mnemonic device that can be used to remember the best practices for using EHRs during patient encounters.
Many physicians and healthcare professionals don't have sufficient knowledge of in-flight emergency stabilization or protocols.
The Pokémon Go smartphone app offers technology that may act as a behavioral activation and exposure tool.
A non-stigmatizing message about serious mental illness can increase public support for investing in mental health services
Physicians outside of the United States are more likely to report satisfaction with electronic health record systems, citing it as a tool that improved efficiency.
The definition of "normal" is being debated as precision medicine becomes more common.
Social media has proven to be an important tool across all professional fields, including medicine.
The clinic satisfaction tool was superior in providing immediate feedback to physicians.
Although the eConsult system expedites patient access to specialty services, it can lead to increased workload — and subsequent burnout — among physicians.
Following the repeal of net neutrality regulations, public focus has been on consumer internet use, but medical education may also suffer.
Use of a smartphone app may improve short-term adherence to a cutaneous foam psoriasis treatment.
The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a patient's retinas to screen for diabetic retinopathy.
While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.
Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records.
An improved mechanism for online ratings should be implemented to better inform patients about a physician's reputation.
The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.
Quality and variability of free-text directions in ambulatory e-prescriptions were examined.
Mobile technology has increased the rates of colorectal cancer screening.
Usability challenges were most common during order placement, medication administration, review of results, and documentation.
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
The practice of texting medical orders is associated with unique and alarming risks, according to new research.
Smartwatch technology can be used to passively detect atrial fibrillation, although slight loss of sensitivity has been noted.
While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.
Mobile and digital technologies represent a valuable method for gathering real-world patient data at multiple timepoints.
Virtual reality can effectively reduce pain, even in patients undergoing particularly painful procedures, such as burn care or physical therapy.
While electronic prescribing reduces legibility issues, concerns regarding free-text comments have arisen.
Uber Health hopes to reduce the frequency of — and revenue loss ¬associated with — missed physician appointments.
Electronic health records do not necessarily capture the information needed to report for alternative payment models.
If evidence demonstrates that technology improves care outcomes and reduces costs, medical virtuliasts may become an important part of future healthcare delivery.
A worldwide shortage of healthcare professionals has been implicated as a key contributor to poor global healthcare access.
The automated system allows pharmacists to become more engaged in the clinical process.
Numerous options are available to improve patient-provider connectivity and communication.
Key facilitators of digital health adoption include resources and training, access to accurate data
New technology will create a more stable supply chain for radioisotope Technetium-99m, used in medical imaging procedures.
Preliminary study results indicate that mobile application use can be effectively used to detect and intervene with wound complications.
Don Rucker, MD, discussed specific the specific burdens that physicians experience with EHR use.
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.
Research suggests that the growing number of tasks required by EHRs can compromise patient encounters.
The FreeStyle Libre system, a new continuous glucose monitoring system, is now available for Medicare patients.
The FDA has granted marketing clearance of the first shock wave device intended to treat diabetic foot ulcers.
Machine learning programs are accurate and intelligible, but what are the potential pitfalls of using them in a clinical setting?
Researchers assessed the implications of telemedicine for diabetes-related foot care on health professionals through field observation and interviews.
Over 80% of physicians have experienced some form of cybersecurity attack.
A deep learning algorithm can detect metastases in sections of lymph nodes, and a deep learning system is effective for identifying diabetic retinopathy.
Database studies may support supplemental applications for effectiveness for approved medications.
The FDA has approved a remote programming feature for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform.
Clinicians and patients use this technology to monitor health, behaviors, and treatment outcomes.
The FDA has approved a device designed to provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms when placed behind the ear.
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.
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.
A discussion was led by panelists with a variety of medical backgrounds and covered issues including the impact of implementation decisions on EHR usability.
The FDA has approved the Senhance System to help facilitate minimally invasive surgery for adult patients.
The use of unique user IDs and passwords is vital to the defend the privacy of medical data, yet password sharing among medical staff is common.
Researchers compared the quality of paper-based and electronic-based health records according to content, documentation process, and structure.
Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a new technology that could potentially allow clinicians the ability to print multiple drugs onto a dissolvable strip, a microneedle patch, or another type of dosing device.
Steven Pritzker PhD, coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care.
Deep neural network or artificial intelligence is able to detect referable diabetic retinopathy from photographs.
The FDA has permitted marketing of the first mobile app designed to help treat substance use disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and stimulant medications, but not opioids.
Up to 65% of patients form an opinion on a doctor within reading 1 to 6 reviews. Should doctors be proactive in asking patients for feedback?
A large portion of adults who binge watch television believe it leads to poor sleep, and new research backs this up.
A physician shares how embracing natural curiosity may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.
A physician shares her insights on patients filming in the emergency room, and hospital policies that prevent patients from filming without permission.
Virtual reality has become much more than just a new form of entertainment; it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.
Microneedle patches used for the influenza vaccine are tolerated just as well as using a needle and syringe.
A study sought to identify what effect access to electronic resources would have on medical certification exam performance.
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.
No strategies are perfect for completely protecting hospital systems from ransomware attacks, but following best practices is key for prevention and protection.
An endocrinologist gives his insights on the benefits of using video with medical students.