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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a web-based program that uses team communication and engagement to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Medication adherence is vital for patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), yet adherence remains low. A study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined if wireless technology and incentives could increase adherence and improve patient outcomes.

Advising patients on decision making with input based on evidence should be the minimum for primary care physicians. But according to a new BMJ study, only 18 percent of clinical recommendations are based on high-quality evidence.

Being woken in the middle of the night is an unpleasant experience for anyone, but especially patients in the hospital undergoing their nightly vital sign check. Researchers from Ohio State University conducted a study, published in Patient Experience Journal, on reported quality of sleep and patient’s satisfaction during as hospital stay where overnight vital signs were collected compared to when vitals were not taken.

Leaving the hospital against the advice of physicians is a rising trend with negative consequences. In an effort to understand why patients chose to leave hospital care early, researchers have published findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society to assist in further research and provide answers on how healthcare providers can stop this trend.

 

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More than half of neurology fellows experience burnout

A recent study, published in Neurology, found more than half of neurology fellows experience at least one symptom of burnout.

Virtual reality system recreates real-life tasks to improve patient development

Saebo, a producer of medical devices focused on engagement and development, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SaeboVR software system. The system is a rehabilitation program designed to use virtual reality to help patients engage in physical and cognitive activities.

Web-based ICU communication improves patient, provider satisfaction

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a web-based program that uses team communication and engagement to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Voice recognition, cloud technology allow radiologists to work anywhere

Avreo has released the Avreo Cloud VR, allowing radiologist to use cloud-based speech technology to securely develop image interpretations from anywhere that uses interWORKS.

DePuy Synthes all-in-one wrist fracture kit saves time, money

More than 600,000 individuals fracture their wrists each year, with many requiring implantation procedures to heal the small bones. DePuy Synthes has launched its Distal Radius Sterile Kit, a single-use kit full of pre-sterilized instruments needed to perform a wrist fracture procedure, to help providers cut costs.

Abbott, Bigfoot Biomedical partner to offer diabetes management

Abbott Laboratories and Bigfoot Biomedical have partnered to develop diabetes management systems by integrating Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot’s insulin delivery solutions.

'Most Wired Survey' shows progress in tech utilization

Hospitals & Health Networks has released its 19th annual annual "Most Wired Survey," showcasing the nation’s top technological hospitals and health systems. The survey ranks facilities based on utilization of healthcare technologies including mobile health, telehealth, security system and innovation.

Home visits reduce readmission in elderly patients

Having a home health worker can reduce rates of readmission for older patients, according to a study conducted by the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute. Findings were presented in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

ANN assists physicians in diagnosing stroke patients

Researchers from the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory and the Department of Biomedical and Translational Informatics at Geisinger Health System teamed up to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) model to accurately recognize stoke symptoms.

Financial incentives, electronic reminders do not improve medication adherence

Medication adherence is vital for patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), yet adherence remains low. A study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined if wireless technology and incentives could increase adherence and improve patient outcomes.

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