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.
Jun 20, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.
Jun 19, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
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.
Jun 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
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.”
Jun 15, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 11, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
For every 10 percent rise in negative social media encounters, individuals experience a 20 percent increase in their risk of depression, according to a study published June 6 in Depression and Anxiety.
Jun 11, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, recounts her experiences during the Flint water crisis in 2015—and how she discovered children were being poisoned—in an article published in The New York Times.
Jun 07, 2018 | Clinical Practice
It stands to reason oversight from an experienced colleague could help reduce mistakes from greener individuals. But increased supervision of medical residents by attending physicians during patient rounds did not significantly reduce the number of medical errors, according to a study published June 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Jun 07, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Nearly three quarters of infection preventionists (IP) had single-site responsibilities and dedicated more than 75 percent of their time to prevention and control, according to a study published May 31 in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Jun 06, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has announced he is leaving the company following his admission of domestic violence against his former wife, according to Reuters.
Analytics & Quality
Jun 05, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have found activity trackers to be an effective remote monitoring tool for patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published in JAMIA.
Mobile & Telehealth, Analytics & Quality
The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the global healthcare market is set to save the industry $52 billion by 2021, according to a report conducted by ABI Research.
Artificial Intelligence, Analytics & Quality
Jun 04, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Visualization dashboards in the intensive care unit (ICU) were able to decrease time spent gathering data and completing tasks, while reducing errors, according to recent research. They also improved situational awareness, guideline compliance and navigation.
Analytics & Quality
Jun 01, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Infection preventionist and relative support staffing levels need to be 31 to 66 percent higher for healthcare organizations to sustain an effective infection prevention program, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Analytics & Quality
May 30, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany have developed a tablet-based symptom drawing application to provide clinicians and patients with a way to assess pain. The team published its findings May 30 in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Mobile & Telehealth, Analytics & Quality