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 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 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 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 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 | 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.
Apr 17, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Data collection via social media is a topic that’s been getting headlines in recent weeks. New research shows how such information may be vital to public health. Two studies by UCLA researchers have found online search terms and tweets could be used to predict syphilis trends.
Apr 16, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A study published April 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that screening patients for diabetes based on only age and weight could be missing more than half of high-risk patients.
Apr 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
More than half of all patients have been offered online access to their medical records in 2017, an increase from 42 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Apr 12, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a microscopic probe capable of measuring temperatures while viewing the inside of the body. Study findings were published in the upcoming April 15 Optics Letters.
Apr 11, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
U.S. News & World Report and Binary Fountain have announced a collaboration that will allow U.S. News to publish patient experience ratings on its doctor profile pages.
Apr 09, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Online message boards giving medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are only accurate about half the time, according to research set to be presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018.
Apr 04, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Patient portals are touted as a new avenue to improve engagement. But this new method of communication may be the cause of addition stress in the patients, according to the Washington Post.
Apr 02, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Negative online physician reviews are not mimicked in patient satisfaction surveys, according to a study published April 2018 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Mar 29, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Value Colleges, an online guide ranking the top values of undergraduate and graduate education, has released its “Top 50 Best Value Health Informatics Master's Degrees” report, naming the University of South Florida as the No. 1 program in the country.
Mar 29, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
If patients end up sitting around for too long, they may just walk out. According to a recent report by Vitals, long wait times led to 30 percent of patients leaving appointments at least once and 20 percent reported changing physicians.
Mar 28, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Patients overwhelmingly take non-clinical factors of care like compassion, comfort, personality and bedside manner into account when choosing a physician, according to a report by Healthgrades and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Mar 28, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Mayo Clinic and Mytonomy, a provider of cloud-based patient education and information services, announced a collaboration to develop short videos addressing questions concerning breast cancer treatment.
Mar 23, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Patients in the United States pay about $5,000 per person on healthcare but are not healthier than people in other countries. In article by The Economist, authors examined exactly where the money goes, and which firms profit the most.