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Cara Livernois
News Writer
As a News Writer at TriMed Media Group, Cara covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.
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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have developed an electronic health record (EHR) tool capable of assisting physicians in accurately pinpointing patients at risk for chronic kidney disease.

Some patients may be hesitant to receive rehabilitation through telehealth services because they see the care as not as effective as in-person visits. According to a study published in Aphasiology, researchers found tele-rehab to be just as effective as in-persons visits.

Saebo, a producer of medical devices focused on engagement and development, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SaeboVR software system. The system is a rehabilitation program designed to use virtual reality to help patients engage in physical and cognitive activities.

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The popularity of telehealth continues to grow with 59 percent of patients reportedly increasing their usage, according to a recent survey from the Health Industry Distributors Association.

Telehealth is expanding beyond use in hospitals and rural healthcare to reach children and school nurses. With only 40 percent of U.S. schools having a full-time nurse, telehealth can allow nurses to treat children in school.

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Predicting the onset of an asthma attack by identifying symptoms early could improve outcomes in children with high risk asthma. Researchers have evaluated a new non-invasive technological approach to analyze lung sounds in young patients to hopefully predict the onset of an attack. Findings are published in Respirology.

Efficient communication is key in providing quality care to patients. But according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, communication between physicians and home healthcare (HHC) agencies has major gaps. This gap, mainly concerning the care of elderly patients discharged from hospitals, could increase readmission rates.

Google is hoping to become a bigger player in healthcare with recent improvement to Google Glass. A recent blog post, published by project lead Jay Kothari, showcased improvements to Glass aimed at integration into healthcare.

Wearables have become a commonplace for people looking to keep healthy with fitness trackers. Now, researchers have developed a 3D-printed wearable device, outlined in ACS Sensors, to measure core body temperature in real time.

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Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an integral part of U.S. healthcare organizations. Many are now offering patients the ability to review notes taken during their visits by their physicians through secure patient portals. A recent study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, from researchers at OpenNotes and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center showcases exactly what patients value in having the ability to view visit notes.