A new type of "smart" socks could improve the diagnosis and treatment of remote patients by providing physiotherapists with real-time information on lower body movements.
Apr 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Jeffrey Johnson, MD, a 75- year-old physician, and Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center have parted ways after Johnson refused to take educational courses on the hospital's new electronic medical record (EMR) system.
Apr 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Interruptions in clinical workflow, occurring during electronic medical record documentation and direct patient care, could have adverse effects on patient care, according to a study published March 9 in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
Apr 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A survey conducted by Vennli found that physicians favor positive patient outcomes and ease-of-use more than price and design when purchasing medical devices.
Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
An automated text messaging service could help fight the opioid epidemic by reducing relapse rates while decreasing the cost of treatment, according to a study published April 17 in NEJM Catalyst.
Apr 17, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A single-page form asking patients to list discussion points and goals improved patient satisfaction and physicians' ability to receive timely feedback, according to a study published April 14 in Neurosurgery.
Apr 17, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Data collection via social media is a topic that’s been getting headlines in recent weeks. New research shows how such information may be vital to public health. Two studies by UCLA researchers have found online search terms and tweets could be used to predict syphilis trends.
Apr 17, 2018 | Leadership
Scott Blackburn, the acting chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced his immediate resignation April 17. The news, fittingly enough in today’s Washington, was delivered on Twitter.

Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Telehealth has allowed patients to become more involved in their own care. It has also made them more influential consumers of healthcare. But such disruptions in medicine often face difficult regulatory hurdles.
Apr 17, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because its lack of symptoms can often have lethal results for those who go on to experience heart attack or stroke. But recent work from NPR and Kaiser Health News focused on problems that arise from conversations between physicians and patients.
Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
According to a survey conducted by Black Book, 91 percent of patients under the age of 50 favored practices that offered exceptional connectivity and patient portals.
Apr 16, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A study published April 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that screening patients for diabetes based on only age and weight could be missing more than half of high-risk patients.
Apr 16, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Privacy and security concerns are linked to reduced patient access of health records and trust in health information technology (HIT). Findings were published April 11 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 13, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
According to a study published in NeuroRegulation, the dependence university students place on their smartphone devices correlates to experiences of depression and isolation.
Apr 13, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Using a smartphone with an application to send photographs to a dermatologist could improve the early detection of melanoma, according to a study published April 11 in Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
More than half of all patients have been offered online access to their medical records in 2017, an increase from 42 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Apr 12, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a microscopic probe capable of measuring temperatures while viewing the inside of the body. Study findings were published in the upcoming April 15 Optics Letters.
Apr 12, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A machine learning, real-time hand hygiene notification system improved participant adherence to 100 percent, according to a study published April 9 in the Journal of Hospital Infection.
Apr 12, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Only 50 percent of physicians are very or extremely satisfied with their access to patient information, according to a survey conducted by Surescripts.
Apr 11, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Accessing personal health records (PHRs) through mobile health apps could improve patient monitoring for chronic diseases, but utilization of mobile PHRs (mPHRs) remains low. Findings were published April 9 in JMIR Health and uHealth.
Apr 11, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
U.S. News & World Report and Binary Fountain have announced a collaboration that will allow U.S. News to publish patient experience ratings on its doctor profile pages.
Consumers are most comfortable with artificial intelligence (AI) when its used in the healthcare when compared to banking or retail, according to a survey conducted by SAS.
Apr 10, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Eli Lilly and Sigilon Therapeutics have announced a collaboration to develop encapsulated cell therapies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.