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Researches from the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh have cut the number of liver biopsies performed on patients with fatty liver in half by using a non-invasive digital image scan. Findings were published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Measurements taken from projected 3D holographic models were able to match “gold standard” measurements in accuracy, according to a study set to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting.

Smart glasses could be a feasible tool in detecting concussions and improving critical decision making, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

A genetic ancestry test was more accurate than conventional self-reports of race, cultural identity or ethnicity at identifying patients at risk for bleeding stoke. Findings were presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2018.
 

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.

 

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Deep learning algorithm predicts patient mortality

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.

New medical notes system allows for patient input, increases engagement

Allowing patients to write or add notes to their medical health records could keep patients more engaged in their care while also improving relationships with their physicians and reducing physician workload, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

3D printing improves accuracy, personalization of prosthetic implants

Researchers have developed accurate, personalized prosthetic implants for the middle ear using CT scans and 3D printing, according to a study presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

NextGen Healthcare releases enhancements to EHR-mobile suite

Quality Systems, also known as NextGen Healthcare, have announced product enhancements to their mobile workflow system, including speech documentation for clinic and hospital support and facilitate the management of ICD-10 diagnoses.

Digital pills monitor opioid use in patients with broken bones

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.

45% have interest in voice-assisted health management

Interest in AI technologies like voice search, assistants and chatbot are increasing as more patients takes steps to management their care, according to the DRG Digital - Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2017 study.

8-hour physician communication training leads to improved patient experience

Hospital systems could improve the patient experience and physician engagement by providing physician communication skills training (CST), according to a study published in Patient Experience Journal.

Bionic pancreas decreases stress, improves treatment satisfaction in type 1 diabetes patients

Patients with type 1 diabetes experienced higher levels of treatment satisfaction and lower distress levels when using a bionic pancreas (BP), according to a study published by Mary Ann Liebert.

Social media big data could provide information on fighting prescription drug addiction

Researchers from Dartmouth, Stanford University and IBM Research have conducted a review of literature to evaluate the feasibility of using social media data to identify behavioral patterns of prescription drug abuse. Findings are published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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. 

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