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An emergency department (ED)-based transitional care nurse (TCN) program, focusing on geriatric care, was able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations by 33 percent. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model capable of identifying the progression of kidney damage and predicting the remaining life of the organ using biopsy images. Findings were published in Kidney International Reports.

Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have developed a machine learning computer system that uses keywords found on Yelp reviews to identify foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Patient portals are meant to improve patient knowledge and engagement, but the current use of portals has not produced significant differences in outcomes, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found the implementation of an emergency department (ED) care coordination program could reduce costs and admission rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

 

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Paternalistic practices from physicians could impede use of eHealth services

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.

ED transitional care nurse program reduces hospitalizations by 33%

An emergency department (ED)-based transitional care nurse (TCN) program, focusing on geriatric care, was able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations by 33 percent. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

AI identifies kidney damage, predicts remaining life of organ through biopsies

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) computer model capable of identifying the progression of kidney damage and predicting the remaining life of the organ using biopsy images. Findings were published in Kidney International Reports.

Machine learning system detects 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness from Yelp reviews

Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have developed a machine learning computer system that uses keywords found on Yelp reviews to identify foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Direct statement of uncertainty harms patient-provider relationship

Explaining diagnostic uncertainty directly to patients results in lower perceived trust and adherence to physician advice, according to a study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

Digital communication tools could reduce costs—but they need more research

Digital clinical communication tools have grown in popularity due to their ability to connect patients and providers and cut costs. But evidence into the feasibility of these tools is lacking, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

FDA clears Excel Medical predictive algorithm for patient monitoring

Excel Medical has received FDA clearance for WAVE Clinical Platform, a remote patient monitoring and predictive algorithm.

Patient portals do not improve hospital outcomes

Patient portals are meant to improve patient knowledge and engagement, but the current use of portals has not produced significant differences in outcomes, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.

Care coordination program reduces ED costs by 15%

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found the implementation of an emergency department (ED) care coordination program could reduce costs and admission rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Adherence to tech in ehealth is underdeveloped, improperly applied concept

According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, measuring adherence to technology in electronic health (eHealth) evaluations is an underdeveloped and improperly applied concept.

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