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

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

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

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?

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.

Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches

Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches

Data breaches can happen to small medical practices, but staff can take steps to prevent them.

Mobile Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis Require More Comprehensive User Experiences

Mobile Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis Require More Comprehensive User Experiences

Most mobile apps directed toward individuals with rheumatoid arthritis do not provide a comprehensive experience.

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

FDA Seeks to Standardize Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment

Lowering Default Pill Counts in EMRs May Effectively Reduce Postoperative Opioid Prescription Numbers

Lowering Default Pill Counts in EMRs May Effectively Reduce Postoperative Opioid Prescription Numbers

Lowering the default number of opioid pills prescribed in an electronic medical record system can significantly decrease the amount of opioid medication prescribed after procedures.

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Information patients find online can be a great concern for oncology nurses, especially when a diagnosis has an uncertain prognosis. In this follow-up study, researchers in Boston sought to determine the quality of the online resources patients with cancer, particularly pancreas, are finding.

Prototype Google Glass for Social-Affective Learning May Benefit Children With Autism

Prototype Google Glass for Social-Affective Learning May Benefit Children With Autism

Of the 14 families, 12 reported observing increased eye contact and greater social acuity in the children.

Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction

Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction

Both anecdotal reports from physicians and some government reports have found that few patients are actually using them.

FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

FDA Approves First Mobile App for Use in Preventing Pregnancy

The algorithm was designed to account for sperm survival, variation in cycle length, ovulation day, temperature fluctuations and the length of the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

A more appropriate term for "artificial intelligence" in medicine would be "augmented intelligence."

Major Barriers to Useful Risk Prediction Must Be Overcome to Reach the Full Potential of Big Data

Major Barriers to Useful Risk Prediction Must Be Overcome to Reach the Full Potential of Big Data

The promise of big data and predictive analytics to provide new predictive models and improve the practice of medicine must overcome 4 major hurdles before it can be considered of clinical value.

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Discharge summaries demonstrated higher mean speech recognition error rates.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Researchers evaluated patient feedback and satisfaction scores of spine surgeons by using comments from 3 leading physician rating websites.

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList allows users to access information about the science of more than 50 popular herbs and herbal supplements, including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and others marketed for health purposes.

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual reality technology has been applied in cardiology-related education, preprocedural planning, intraprocedural visualization, and patient rehabilitation.

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

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