Lab-created consciousness, especially resulting from testing human brain tissue, sounds like the plot for the newest binge-worthy TV show, but it’s a matter worth consideration from an ethical perspective, according to some experts. A group of 17 researchers examined issues that may arise as scientists get closer to replicating human brain functions.
Apr 26, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Mobile health (mHealth) applications for clinical decision support could improve physicians' test ordering and diagnosis decisions, according to a study published April 20 in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.
Apr 25, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printer capable of printing electronics directly onto the skin, according to a study published April 25 in Advanced Materials.
Apr 25, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The utilization of telehealth during the 2017 hurricane season showcased the reach and importance of remote healthcare services, according to a study published April 24 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Apr 24, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, has signed a bill into law requiring commercial health insurers to cover health-related services provided by telehealth exactly how in-person care is covered.
Apr 24, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Zipnosis, a virtual care company, has released Surgical Care, an expansion to its telehealth platform that allows post-operative patients to receive care at home. The Surgical Care platform is an expansion to the company's current focus of urgent care.
Apr 24, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
IBM Watson Health has published its annual “15 Top Health Systems” study showcasing top-performing health systems in America based on overall organizational performance.
Apr 24, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from Washington State University have developed a smartphone reader capable of quickening treatment by detecting viral and bacterial infections in rural communities. Finding were published in the July 2018 edition of Clinica Chimica Acta.
Apr 23, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Online patient education for individuals with orthopedic conditions is a low-cost and effective route to improving knowledge and satisfaction, according to a study published April 23 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 23, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A communication technology used as part of the intake procedure improved understanding and comprehensibility of low-educated patients in health-related questionnaires, according to a study published April 23 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 23, 2018 | Clinical Practice
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes tested positive for bacteria.
Stanford researchers, who have previously witnessed artificial intelligence (AI) performing on par with board-certified dermatologists, are turning to computer vision to ensure patient safety and improve physician hygiene.
Apr 23, 2018 | EHR & EMR
As a result of the implementation of varying electronic health record (EHR) systems, 36 percent of medical record administrators struggle with the exchange of patient health records with providers with differing EHR platforms. Findings were published April 20 in a report by Black Book Market Research.
Apr 20, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
In addition to tracking steps, sleep patterns and heart rate, smartwatch wearables could one day be able to predict the onset of disease in the body.
Apr 20, 2018 | Privacy & Security
While electronic health records (EHRs) have improved the safety and quality of patient health information, the shift from paper to digital interfaces has introduced a new set of barriers that may contribute to patient harm.
Apr 20, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
According to the annual Black Book industry survey, 89 percent of healthcare consumers under 40 are unsatisfied with the technological capabilities of their healthcare organizations.
Apr 20, 2018 | Interoperability
TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health system, has announced a $10 million-dollar investment to implement the IBM Watson Health’s Enterprise Imaging Portfolio.
Apr 19, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The number of applications used for healthcare purposes is in the thousands. A list compiled by Software Advice listed the best ranked by specialty.
Apr 19, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
According to a survey conducted by Software Advice, 72 percent of patients used online reviews as a first step to seeking providers.
Apr 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
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.