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Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found digital pills could monitor opioid use after surgery, according to a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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.

 

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Caspio releases chart, dashboard apps Caspio has made available new chart applications to create visual web-based charts and dashboards for any database and assist users' understanding of large data sets.
KLAS: Enterprise resource planning vendors don't have a leg to stand on No enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor overwhelmingly satisfies clients more than the others, but with so few optionsand none performing wellmigrating to a new vendor may not be worth the cost, according to a report published Aug. 11 by market research firm KLAS.
HIMSS: Business intelligence may be key to success in the ED To make a muddled emergency department system more transparent and better report on patient satisfaction and performance indicators, staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut implemented a business intelligence model to simplify workflow and increase doctor to patient time, said Jeff A. Finkelstein, MD, chief of emergency medicine during a presentation at the HIMSS virtual conference expo June 9.
New editor-in-chief to take reins at JAMIA The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) board of directors has selected Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief of Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
Siemens deploys Soarian AIM Siemens Healthcare will begin deploying its new Soarian AIM [Agile Implementation Methodology], at all future Soarian Health Information System installations.
KLAS: Better business intelligence requires models from outside healthcare Unlike most segments of health IT, which are dominated by a handful of healthcare-focused vendors, the enterprise business intelligence technologies deployed at hospitals are more likely to come from general software companies like SAP and IBM, according to a report from healthcare research firm KLAS.
JAMIA: Business intelligence leverages patient safety, financial efficacy Targeted deployment of health analytics, or business intelligence applications, could improve patient outcomes, increase safety, enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs of healthcare, according to an article in the April edition of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
HIMSS: Buying an EMR system? Ask the tough questions up front ATLANTA--The EMR vendor had the sharpest booth at a HIMSS show several years ago, with the nicest signage and the best demonstration. The vendor was also facing a lawsuit from customers who said it didn't deliver as promised.
Alpha II supplies partners with updated code sets Healthcare coding, compliance and reimbursement provider, Alpha II, will equip its partners end-users with its latest code sets, ICD-9 CM, Current Procedural Terminology and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
athenahealth buys SaaS provider for $22.3M
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, a provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anodyne Health Partners, which develops Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business applications for healthcare providers.

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