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Current online patient portals do not present test information in an easily understandable context for the majority of patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a study in Preventive Medicine that examined social media as an effective route in generating awareness about skin cancer.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found patients admitted to the hospital are less likely to be readmitted in 30 days if they report higher levels of satisfaction in care and communication with providers, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Utilizing normothermic machine perfusion technology could increase the number of available donor kidneys, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Researchers from Stanford University have developed an algorithm capable of predicting patients’ three to 12-month mortality rate, according to a study published in arXiv.

 

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FDA approves digital pill capable of tracking medication digestion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

Wrist wearable uses pulses to relieve chronic motion sickness

Chronic motion sickness patients could be helped by the Reliefband, a wearable that uses pulses to block signals entering the part of the brain related to nausea. 

Researchers use Twitter to collect data on ADHD

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania believe reviewing the social media of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could lead to the formation of improved treatments. Findings were published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Researchers develop mathematical prediction model for immunotherapy success

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a mathematical model capable of predicting how cancer patients will react to certain immunotherapies. Findings are explained in a study published in Nature.

AI coaching app assists at-risk patients in preventing type 2 diabetes

As the number of individuals with type 2 diabetes increases, researchers search for a way to prevent or slow the progression of diabetes in at-risk patients. According to a study published in JMIR Diabetes, an artificial intelligence (AI) coaching platform could improve habits to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

13 critical findings on digital health advancements

Digital healthcare technology in the form of mobile applications and wearables has improved patient care and proven to be effective tools in self-management, according to a report released by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

6 key points on consumers searching the internet for providers

Patients increasingly using the internet to research providers beforehand, according to the 2017 Patient Access Journey Report conducted by Kyruus.

VR reduces pain, anxiety in pediatric patients

Researchers from the at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found virtual reality (VR) an effective tool in pediatric pain management during blood draws, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Burnout, dissatisfaction with EHRs increase physician turnover

According to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, physician burnout, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) and work-life imbalance are main reasons why physicians leave current positions.

Interactive web platform increases rates of vaccinations

Pregnant women who received vaccine information through an interactive website were more likely to vaccinate their children, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

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