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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.


Recent Headlines

N.C. hospital taps Ingenix coding tools Wayne Memorial Hospital, a 316-bed health care facility serving Goldsboro, N.C., is implementing Ingenixs computer-assisted coding (CAC) tools to increase medical coding accuracy and compliance.
Texas Med Center signs Wolters Kluwer for documentation The Medical Center of Plano, a 427-bed acute care facility in Plano, Texas, has selected Wolters Kluwer Healths ProVation MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding.
AJMC: High-deductible health plans could reduce healthcare spending High-deductible health plans could potentially lower healthcare spending, but they might also crimp preventive care, according to research published in the March edition of the American Journal of Managed Care.
AIM: Adverse event reporting is on the rise Although the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) database has been in existence since 1969, more than half of the incidents in it were received in the past decade, according to an article published online March 28 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
IHE-Europe Connectathon expands The 11th annual IHE European Connectathon, to be held in Pisa, Italy, April 11-15, has expanded to a week-long program of activities.
CMS releases meaningful use attestation preview Circle the date: Attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will begin April 18, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which has posted sample attestation screenshots and additional information on its website.
AHRQ maps care coordination measures The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released "The Care Coordination Measures Atlas," a resource for researchers interested in measuring care coordination, an emerging field of quality measurement.  
Texas group uses analytics to cut readmissions Southeast Texas Medical Associates, a primary healthcare group based in Beaumont, Texas, is utilizing IBM business analytics software to review trend data to help identify causes and design interventions to prevent patient readmissions.
Toren joins Medsphere board of directors Richard B. Toren has joined the board of directors at Medsphere Systems, bringing more than 30 years experience to the San Diego-based open-source healthcare enterprise system provider.
JAMA: Regions with more chronic conditions diagnoses have lower death rates Hospital regions that have a greater frequency of diagnoses have a lower case-fatality rate for certain chronic conditions, a March 16 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed.