Harm from medicines occurs in one in three older patients following discharge, 50 percent of which is preventable. Findings were published May 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
May 23, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The use of light-emitting tablets near bedtime could delay sleep, suppress melatonin production and hinder next-morning alertness, according to a study published May 22 in Physiological Reports.
May 22, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers at the North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technology capable of decoding neuromuscular signals to improve the control of powered prosthetic wrists and hands.
May 21, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers have developed a tool that utilizes laboratory tests to identify which patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a high risk of hospitalization.
May 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Basic smartphone training could improve rates of engagement in groups of clinical trial participants not proficient in technology, including elderly individuals, according to a study published April 26 in JMIR Human Factors.
May 15, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, a British independent monitoring body, in a recent briefing note, has expressed concern regarding the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.
May 15, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Stigmatizing language in patient medical records impacts physicians’ attitudes toward clinical decision making, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
May 14, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Recording physicians during patient visits could reducing physician burnout while improving care quality. But polices regulating how to collect, manage and store such information present barriers to utilization, according to an article published May 14 in The BMJ.
May 11, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The lack of resources and financial difficulties were reported as the top factors hindering implementation of patient portals, according to a study published May 10 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
May 10, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Patients over 65 years old welcomed the idea of using technology to improve cardiovascular medication adherence, according to a study published May 6 in the Journal of International Medical Research.
May 08, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Change Healthcare has announced a collaboration with Adobe Systems and Microsoft to develop a more comprehensive patient engagement tool for providers to build patient relationships through technology.
May 08, 2018 | Clinical Practice
The implementation of an early warning score communication bundle significantly decreased intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.
May 07, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Providing emergency department (ED) clinicians with feedback on their opioid prescribing led to a significant decrease in future prescriptions, according to a study published April 2 in Academic Emergency Medicine.
May 04, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
For outpatient surgery, those with lower health literacy experienced poorer recovery and decreased quality of life, according to an April 25 study published in JAMA Surgery.
May 04, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
More than one-third of readmissions within seven days of discharge—36 percent—are preventable, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
May 03, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have shown potential in reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes, but utilization remains low due to a lack of user acceptance, according to a study published April 18 in JMIR Medical Informatics.
May 02, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Male patients in the hospital setting are most likely to adhere to vital sign measurement schedules during home telemonitoring, according to a study published April 9 in JMIR Medical Informatics.
May 01, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Electronic health (eHealth) interventions could improve care, but barriers related to workflow diminish its success, according to findings published May 1 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 30, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Wearable technology collects a significant amount of patient data, but questions remain exactly how they can impact patient outcomes, according to a blog post by Laura Joszt on the American Journal of Managed Care website.
Apr 27, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Online physician reviews are largely based on patients' experiences with communication and bedside manner, according to a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Apr 26, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
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.