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Accessing an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program could improve the quality of life of patients with mood and anxiety disorders, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Researchers from Harvard have developed a predictive model, called MELD-Plus, capable of identifying patients at high-risk for developing negative outcomes following a hospital admission for cirrhosis. Findings were published in PLOS One.

Analyzing brain patterns with machine learning could predict people at risk of suicide, according to a study published in Nature Human Behavior.

Scientists at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland have demonstrated that phantom body pain in paraplegic patients could be reduced by creating a bodily illusion using virtual reality (VR), according to a study published Neurology.

Researchers have developed an endoscopic system, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), capable of identifying colorectal adenomas during a colonoscopy. Findings are set to be presented at the 25th UEG Week in Barcelona.

 

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Electronic Medication Ordering: An Awkward Work in Progress

Fairview Health Services, a healthcare system in Minneapolis, is ahead of the pack when it comes to electronic medication ordering and management.

Memo from the CEO: Why You Need a Physician as a CMIO

When asked why it is important for a hospital to have a chief medical information officer (CMIO), Pam Brier, president and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., prefers to have the question phrased in a different way: Why is it important to have a physician serve as a CMIO?

A New Decade of Changes & Challenges

Fifteen years ago, a national healthcare debate was raging. It took room-size mainframes to keep a hospital running, and critical information exchange usually happened at land-line speed.

The AMDIS Connection: Knowing What to Keep & What to Give Away

At this time of the year, reflection on times gone by is a natural pastime. Although the pace of change in our world seems to have accelerated to a frantic pace, the end of the year, with its time-honored holidays, allows some of us the reassurance of continuity of traditions, family and peace.

RSNA granted nearly $5M for piloting patient-controlled image network The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) a contract totaling $4.7 million to design and launch a two-year pilot project--an Internet-based network for patient-controlled sharing of medical images.
RSNA: Now's the time for IHE, REM and XDS-I profiles CHICAGOWith the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) has found its moment in time, said David Mendelson, MD, chief of clinical informatics and director of radiology information systems at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, during a session at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting on IHE and integration issues.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I first grew interested in the possibilities and potential of integrated healthcare information systems when I heard a proposal for a Community Health Information Network (CHIN) in the late 1990s. Weve come a long way since those early efforts at interoperable health ITthere are currently approximately 190 regional health information organization (RHIO)/health information exchange (HIE) initiatives in various forms of development in the United States.

Clinical Decision Support: Defining the Right Strategy, Making the Right Decisions

Although the entire healthcare IT universe is waiting on a final definition of meaningful use of electronic health records, the July draft circulated for public consumption gives plenty of clues as to what the rules ultimately will look like for the Medicare and Medicaid health IT subsidy program.

The AMDIS Connection | Is it Meaningful Yet?

Twelve-year-old James sits in his bedroom in Ann Arbor, Mich., on a cool spring day in 1924. He has been feeling a little under the weather over the last two days and his mother is worried he might be coming down with a cold. However, rather than having to bring him to the doctors office, today the familys new Radio Doctor will see the boy in his own bed, in his own home under the watchful eye of his loving mother, teasing brother and at the direction of his caring Dr. McMorris at the local University.

Pushing for the Mainstream

Its hard to believe that 9 months ago the term meaningful use wasnt in our everyday vocabulary. Now it is top of mind and a topic of nearly every health IT strategy meeting. While a final definition isnt now expected until Q2 2010, for sure it will include reporting quality measures and being able to share information among clinics, hospitals and government health agencies.

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