Technology

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

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As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

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While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

Risks and Benefits of FDA "Pre-Cert" Program for Medical Software Devices Examined

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The FDA Digital Health Software Precertification Program represents a feasible solution to regulate software classified as a medical device.

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

How Retail Marketing Might Improve Medicine: Testing Targeted Therapies

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Researchers suggest medicine should mirror other consumer industries with targeted, personalized therapies.

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

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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 Place of "Medical Virtualists" in Existing Telemedicine Services

The Place of "Medical Virtualists" in Existing Telemedicine Services

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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.

How Artificial Intelligence May Reduce Physician Burnout

How Artificial Intelligence May Reduce Physician Burnout

Artificial intelligence, in which computers can be trained to recognize patterns in large quantities of data, may be able to reduce physicians' burdens, saving them time and energy.

Monitoring Medication Adherence for Chronic Conditions With Wearable Technology

Monitoring Medication Adherence for Chronic Conditions With Wearable Technology

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Researchers suggest that sensor technology that monitors medication adherence may help improve both adherence and patient outcomes.

Benefits of Digital Medicine for Rural, Low-Income Communities

Benefits of Digital Medicine for Rural, Low-Income Communities

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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.

What Role Should Computerized Decision Support Systems Play in Medicine?

What Role Should Computerized Decision Support Systems Play in Medicine?

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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?

Personal Health-Related Online Postings and Informed Consent

Personal Health-Related Online Postings and Informed Consent

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"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.

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Neurostimulator Available for Chronic Pain

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The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.

Emerging Dosing Device Tech Could Print Multiple, Custom-Dose Medications

Emerging Dosing Device Tech Could Print Multiple, Custom-Dose Medications

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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.

Harnessing the Power of Technology in Your Medical Practice

Harnessing the Power of Technology in Your Medical Practice

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Benefits of telehealth in psychiatry include lower cost of care, higher rates of healthcare utilization, and fewer missed appointments.

Appropriate Use of Smartphones in ED: Is it Okay to Video Record or Take Pictures?

Appropriate Use of Smartphones in ED: Is it Okay to Video Record or Take Pictures?

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One physician shares her thoughts on hospital policies preventing recording in the emergency department and how to approach patients about the subject.

FDA Approves Marketing of Substance Abuse Treatment App

FDA Approves Marketing of Substance Abuse Treatment App

The FDA has permitted marketing of the first mobile app to help treat substance abuse use disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, or other stimulants.

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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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.

FDA Approves Magnetic Device for Migraine Prevention and Treatment

FDA Approves Magnetic Device for Migraine Prevention and Treatment

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The FDA has cleared the non-invasive SpringTMS device for the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches.

Patients Often Record Doctor's Visits to Share Information With Caregivers

Patients Often Record Doctor's Visits to Share Information With Caregivers

Many patients record office visits, often listening back to the tapes themselves or sharing with their caregiver.

Patients More Engaged When Familiarized With Visit Notes

Patients More Engaged When Familiarized With Visit Notes

Patients who were able to read visit notes and submit feedback highlighted personal, relational, and safety benefits.

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

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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.

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

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.

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

The smartphone was made for doctors, and there aren't enough hours in the day to sing its praises.

Osteoarthritis Chronic Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

Osteoarthritis Chronic Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

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Vibrating gloves may help reduce hand pain in women with hand osteoarthritis

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

When it comes to charting our outpatient medical records, I have certainly seen the full-spectrum over the last 25 years.

Pain-Coping Skills Training Program Effective for Managing Chronic Knee Pain

Pain-Coping Skills Training Program Effective for Managing Chronic Knee Pain

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Interactive online exercise intervention designed specifically for the management of chronic knee pain is highly effective in reducing pain and improving function for up to 9 months.

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

E-Pain Technologies: Current State and Future Outlook

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Ideally, internet-based and mobile-device based platforms would work together to tailor the intervention based on patient responses.

Internet-Based Depression Prevention for Chronic Back Pain

Internet-Based Depression Prevention for Chronic Back Pain

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Study examines the efficacy of Internet- and mobile device-based interventions to prevent depression in patients with chronic back pain.

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