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Pediatric patients and their families using telemedicine for sports medicine appointments are able to save time and money, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Researchers have developed a prototype software application using Google Glass to deliver social-skill coaching to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Findings were published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) when telemonitored and receiving personalized therapy adherence messages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Fitbit and Dexcom are partnering to develop a comprehensive health and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) smartwatch to assist individuals with diabetes in managing the chronic disease.

Researchers from the University of Washington have begun development on a smartphone application that uses the camera to assess concussions and other brain injuries in real-time. Outlined in a paper set to be presented at Ubicomp 2017, the app hopes to provide an effective tool in protecting patients from further injury.

 

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Brain games graded an 'F' in making you smarter

Training your brain with games and applications doesn’t improve brain function according to a new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Researchers from Florida State University found, while the number of brain training apps have grown in popularity, their claims on improving brain function are false.

Making death reporting easy with mobile apps

Clinicians in New Hampshire are gaining a new way of reporting cause of deaths, by using their smartphones. The new electronic Cause of Death (eCOD) mobile app allows for clinicians to follow step by step instruction to enter detailed information in regard to patient deaths.

Many sleep apps aren't effective in improving rest

Smartphones are filled with all kinds of applications, but those designed to help you sleep might not help. A study, published in Preventive Medicine Reports, found, while many sleep apps help users set goals and manage their sleep, most do not use effective methods to help sleep-deprived users. 

Half of new urologists have unprofessional content on Facebook

Facebook is a place for people to post about their daily lives—but for doctors, posts can potentially objectionable content that can be unsettling for patients. A recent study, published in BJU International, analyzing Facebook content of urologists found nearly half of the profiles contained unprofessional content.

Face-to-face evaluation, teleconcussion services in 100% agreement

Telemedicine is able to provide point-of-service care in medical emergencies. A recent study, published in Neurology, found telemedical concussion services and face-to-face evaluations agreed on diagnoses 100 percent of the time.

Telehealth saves rural hospitals more than $80,000

A recent study from NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association found that the implementation of telehealth saves hospitals an average of $81,300 a year. 

Virtual reality reduces pain in hospitalized patients

3D virtual reality (VR) technology is for more than just video games. In a study published in The Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health found VR headsets effective in reducing a patient's pain after only 15 minute.

Mobile app cuts in-person follow-up visits after surgery

A study, published in JAMA Surgery, explores using a mobile application as a new way of delivering post-operative care rather than in-person visits.

Virta Health platform uses personalized medicine to combat diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) juggle many factors associated with the chronic disease. From monitoring glucose levels, medications and weight, individuals with T2D face plenty of obstacles. 

Q&A: Informatics expert sets off alarms on alert fatigue

In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology, Shobha Phansalkar, RPh, PhD, director of informatics and clinical innovation at Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, explained the impact of alert fatigue on clinicians and the challenges it presents to electronic medical records and interoperability. 

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