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Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found digital pills could monitor opioid use after surgery, according to a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania believe reviewing the social media of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could lead to the formation of improved treatments. Findings were published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a mathematical model capable of predicting how cancer patients will react to certain immunotherapies. Findings are explained in a study published in Nature.

As the number of individuals with type 2 diabetes increases, researchers search for a way to prevent or slow the progression of diabetes in at-risk patients. According to a study published in JMIR Diabetes, an artificial intelligence (AI) coaching platform could improve habits to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

 

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13 critical findings on digital health advancements

Digital healthcare technology in the form of mobile applications and wearables has improved patient care and proven to be effective tools in self-management, according to a report released by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

6 key points on consumers searching the internet for providers

Patients increasingly using the internet to research providers beforehand, according to the 2017 Patient Access Journey Report conducted by Kyruus.

VR reduces pain, anxiety in pediatric patients

Researchers from the at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found virtual reality (VR) an effective tool in pediatric pain management during blood draws, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Burnout, dissatisfaction with EHRs increase physician turnover

According to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, physician burnout, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) and work-life imbalance are main reasons why physicians leave current positions.

Interactive web platform increases rates of vaccinations

Pregnant women who received vaccine information through an interactive website were more likely to vaccinate their children, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

75% of medication alert overrides pose harm to patients

Alert fatigue for physicians has the potential to cause negative outcomes—but so does overriding those alerts. In a study published in Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, researchers evaluate the effects of overriding clinical decision support alerts.

ChartWise appoints Steven Mason as president, COO

ChartWise Medical Systems,providers of computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement (CACDI) software, has announced Steven Mason as its president and COO.

Social media research data often lacks ethical guidelines, need recommendations

Researchers often collect social media data without the user's consent, which may stray outside ethical guidelines, according to a study published in Research Ethics.

VA could save $1.6B by balancing patient-provider ratio

According to a new study from Lightning Bolt, providers of automated physician scheduling, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could save $1.6 billion annually if the organization could balance patient and physician volumes.

Machine learning IDs tweets marketing, selling opioids

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a machine learning tool to sort through Twitter to identify tweets illegally selling prescription opioids online, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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