A new healthcare application tailored specifically for National Health Service (NHS) patients in the United Kingdom will provide safe, secure access to general practice (GP) records. The free application will be available to everyone in the U.K. in December.
A group of Australian researchers have developed a blood test that can accurately detect melanoma with 79 percent accuracy in its earliest stages. Results of their study were published on July 17 in Onocotarget.
Considering healthcare is often, literally, a matter of life and death, disagreements between patient and physician can escalate. A recent feature in USA Today looked at one case to explore the blurred line between consumer advocacy and online harassment.
Foxconn made headlines when it announced plans to build a $10 billion plant in Racine County, Wisconsin. Now, the Taiwanese tech giant has sights set on improving healthcare for the 13,000 employees who will work at the facility.
Unstructured clinical nursing notes, including sentiments of clinicians, can help predict patient outcomes in the ICU, according to a study published in PLOS One.
Gene editing can sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a new technique may allow scientists to remove harmful genes from white blood cells and replace them with more beneficial material. The development carries the potential to open new avenues to treat conditions from HIV and lupus to cancer.
Zipnosis, providers of virtual care software, has been certified by Surescripts to add medication history services to its virtual care platform.
A self-management diabetes program was able to reduce healthcare costs by $800, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The Senate health committee has announced a series of hearings addressing how healthcare systems can reduce costs in America.
Change Healthcare has announced the development of a module for their Assurance Reimbursement Management program that assists providers submit claims.
Researchers from Mayo Clinic have developed a method analyzing blood sugar levels to predict pancreatic cancer up to three years before diagnosis, according to a study published in Gastroenterology.
Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.
Researchers have developed a natural language processing algorithm, trained on clinical record data, capable of detecting disease symptoms with high accuracy, according to a study published June 15 in the JMIR Medical Informatics.
The shift by insurance companies from reimbursement to fee-for-service has impacted the way physicians and practices are receiving compensation. In a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, researchers noted 25 percent of physicians have “compensation tied to quality and patient experience metrics.”
Over half of infection preventionists (IPs) reported a lack of technology as the main barrier in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI), according to a survey commissioned by 3M.
Jun 14, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Websites where users rate physicians are often lacking in quality standards and transparency, according to a study published June 14 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
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Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to define health equity while outlining a strategy for achieving optimized care in all aspects of health.
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Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A web-based self-management program for people with type 2 diabetes was more cost effective than usual care, according to a survey published June 8 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Analytics & Quality, Clinical Practice
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Internet-based interventions designed to support family caregivers of patients with dementia improved stress and anxiety, according to a study published June 12 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Analytics & Quality, Clinical Practice
Jun 12, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The vast majority of physicians (94 percent) and hospital leaders (90 percent) believe mobile technology improves patient safety and outcomes, according to a survey conducted by Black Book.
Privacy & Security, Mobile & Telehealth, Analytics & Quality
Jun 12, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers have developed an algorithm capable of predicting low blood pressure that could occur during surgery with 84 percent accuracy. Findings were published June 11 in Anesthesiology.
Analytics & Quality, Artificial Intelligence