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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.

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 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.

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.

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

 

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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.

75% of medication alert overrides pose harm to patients

Alert fatigue for physicians has the potential to cause negative outcomes—but so does overriding those alerts. In a study published in Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, researchers evaluate the effects of overriding clinical decision support alerts.

ChartWise appoints Steven Mason as president, COO

ChartWise Medical Systems,providers of computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement (CACDI) software, has announced Steven Mason as its president and COO.

Social media research data often lacks ethical guidelines, need recommendations

Researchers often collect social media data without the user's consent, which may stray outside ethical guidelines, according to a study published in Research Ethics.

VA could save $1.6B by balancing patient-provider ratio

According to a new study from Lightning Bolt, providers of automated physician scheduling, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could save $1.6 billion annually if the organization could balance patient and physician volumes.

Machine learning IDs tweets marketing, selling opioids

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a machine learning tool to sort through Twitter to identify tweets illegally selling prescription opioids online, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Patients prefer face-to-face interactions with physicians to a digital meeting

According to a study to be presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, patients prefer physicians communicate with them face-to-face with a notepad rather than being on the computer.

Two studies address alarm fatigue in ICU

Alarm fatigue within the intensive care unit (ICU) can negatively impact patient safety and lead to life-threatening events. Researchers from Harlem Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center, both in New York, aimed to identify solutions fight such fatigue.

Robot-assisted nephrectomy could increase costs, procedure time

Robot-assisted surgery may be worthwhile for certain procedures, but the helping hand could extend operating times and increase costs of traditional procedures, according to a study published in JAMA.

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