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Cara Livernois
News Writer
As a News Writer at TriMed Media Group, Cara covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.

Interest in AI technologies like voice search, assistants and chatbot are increasing as more patients takes steps to management their care, according to the DRG Digital - Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2017 study.

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A multiplayer mobile game that puts physically impaired patients with able-bodied individuals has shown to improve rehabilitation, according to a study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

For the past two years, psychiatrist Erick Weintraub has broken a 2007 federal law by providing addiction counseling to patients from his office in Baltimore.

Hospital systems could improve the patient experience and physician engagement by providing physician communication skills training (CST), according to a study published in Patient Experience Journal.

Patients with type 1 diabetes experienced higher levels of treatment satisfaction and lower distress levels when using a bionic pancreas (BP), according to a study published by Mary Ann Liebert.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield has announced a partnership with Onduo, an Alphabet-backed wearable device for the monitoring of glucose levels in diabetic patients.

Researchers from Dartmouth, Stanford University and IBM Research have conducted a review of literature to evaluate the feasibility of using social media data to identify behavioral patterns of prescription drug abuse. Findings are published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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According to a study conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in JAMA Dermatology, parents that send high-quality photos from a smartphone camera of their child’s skin condition to dermatologists could skip the office visits and receive treatment through telehealth.

The incorporation of machine learning in clinical trials could improve research of effective drug treatments in the brain. It could also provide information on drug side-effects previously missed by conventional statistical tests, according to a study published in Brain.

Text message reminders were found to be an effective, low-cost method to increase influenza vaccinations, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.