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Current online patient portals do not present test information in an easily understandable context for the majority of patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a study in Preventive Medicine that examined social media as an effective route in generating awareness about skin cancer.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found patients admitted to the hospital are less likely to be readmitted in 30 days if they report higher levels of satisfaction in care and communication with providers, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Utilizing normothermic machine perfusion technology could increase the number of available donor kidneys, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

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.

 

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9 takeaways on clinical trials from the patient's view

In a recent survey conducted by Research!America and the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, researchers outline the views of the public in order to expand understanding of their views on health, research and technological utilization.

Hal Wolf announced as new CEO, president of HIMSS

Hal Wolf, previous director with the Chartis Group, has been announced as the new CEO at HIMSS. Wolf replaces Stephen Lieber who held the position for 17 years.

Q&A: Wolters Kluwer Health's Saghbini on potential improvements in health IT

As Wolters Kluwer Health's newly appointed vice president and chief technology officer, Jean-Claude Saghbini, MS, promises to develop new technologies and system improvements. In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology, Saghbini talks about the future healthcare technology, areas of improvement and plans for Wolters Kluwer Health.

More than half of neurology fellows experience burnout

A recent study, published in Neurology, found more than half of neurology fellows experience at least one symptom of burnout.

Virtual reality system recreates real-life tasks to improve patient development

Saebo, a producer of medical devices focused on engagement and development, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SaeboVR software system. The system is a rehabilitation program designed to use virtual reality to help patients engage in physical and cognitive activities.

Web-based ICU communication improves patient, provider satisfaction

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a web-based program that uses team communication and engagement to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Voice recognition, cloud technology allow radiologists to work anywhere

Avreo has released the Avreo Cloud VR, allowing radiologist to use cloud-based speech technology to securely develop image interpretations from anywhere that uses interWORKS.

DePuy Synthes all-in-one wrist fracture kit saves time, money

More than 600,000 individuals fracture their wrists each year, with many requiring implantation procedures to heal the small bones. DePuy Synthes has launched its Distal Radius Sterile Kit, a single-use kit full of pre-sterilized instruments needed to perform a wrist fracture procedure, to help providers cut costs.

Abbott, Bigfoot Biomedical partner to offer diabetes management

Abbott Laboratories and Bigfoot Biomedical have partnered to develop diabetes management systems by integrating Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot’s insulin delivery solutions.

'Most Wired Survey' shows progress in tech utilization

Hospitals & Health Networks has released its 19th annual annual "Most Wired Survey," showcasing the nation’s top technological hospitals and health systems. The survey ranks facilities based on utilization of healthcare technologies including mobile health, telehealth, security system and innovation.

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