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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.
 - PatientPortal

Remote patient monitoring may not improve a half-dozen clinical outcomes, according to a study published in Nature Digital Medicine.

 - Doc with Phone

Researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research found a smartphone app to be a potential tool in detecting surgical site infections (SSI) and preventing additional hospital admissions. Findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

 - Radiology Reports

Medical scribes in charge of electronic health record (EHR) documentation could reduce physician burnout and restore joy to practicing, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

 - EHR Round Up

Researchers have developed a natural language processing (NLP) system capable of measuring the quality of heart failure inpatient care by analyzing data collected from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

 - Cochlear impant

An algorithm developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has accurately predicted speech improvement in children who use cochlear implants (CIs). Findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

 - Hand with phone

ResApp Health Limited, a digital health company producing smartphone applications for the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease, has begun enrolling participants in a study evaluating the feasibility of an app in the diagnosis of pediatric respiratory disease from cough sounds.

 - HealthyBrain

Ethicists from the University of Basel have developed a biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology while calling for a ban on dual-use technology with the aim of regulating mental privacy and integrity of humans. Findings were published in Neuron.

 - Heart

Telemonitoring can help manage patients with heart failure, but evaluating its true impact can be difficult. In response, researchers examined previous studies to establish criteria, which were divided into six classes: dimensions: clinical, economic, user perspective, educational, organizational, and technical. Findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Paternalistic practice within the patient-provider relationship could be explain low patient participation in electronic health (eHealth) services, such as patient-accessible electronic health records (EHRs). Findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

This year’s flu season has been considered one of the more severe strains and Kinsa is hoping to heal individuals faster with its mobile “smart thermometer.”