As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.
While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.
The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.
Researchers suggest medicine should mirror other consumer industries with targeted, personalized therapies.
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
With the rapid rise in technologic advances and the increase in medical specialties in the last half-century, the creation of a new specialty — the medical virtualist — could be an effective response to new care challenges.
Researchers suggest that sensor technology that monitors medication adherence may help improve both adherence and patient outcomes.
Economic disparities and shortages of healthcare professionals worldwide have been implicated as key contributors to inadequate global healthcare access, particularly among individuals living in rural, low-income areas.
Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but are they more harmful than helpful?
"Infodemiology" and "infoveillance" are terms used to describe an emerging approach to public health research, based on Google Trends big data monitoring and data mining.
The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.
Researchers 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.
Benefits of telehealth in psychiatry include lower cost of care, higher rates of healthcare utilization, and fewer missed appointments.
One physician shares her thoughts on hospital policies preventing recording in the emergency department and how to approach patients about the subject.
The FDA has permitted marketing of the first mobile app to help treat substance abuse use disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, or other stimulants.
Technological advances can be helpful in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and are particularly well suited to younger people in general, who are more comfortable with device technologies and more likely to adopt them.
The FDA has cleared the non-invasive SpringTMS device for the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches.
Many patients record office visits, often listening back to the tapes themselves or sharing with their caregiver.
Patients who were able to read visit notes and submit feedback highlighted personal, relational, and safety benefits.
Doctors are now sharing confidential patient scans via Snapchat and The National Health Service has forced them to find other sources for sending and receiving scans.
An example of a simple use of technology that not only averted the inconvenience and discomfort for the child of a trip to the ER, but also avoided exposing him to additional illnesses and avoided exposing others to what he had.
The smartphone was made for doctors, and there aren't enough hours in the day to sing its praises.
Ideally, internet-based and mobile-device based platforms would work together to tailor the intervention based on patient responses.
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