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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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New Jersey hospital selects Meta Health's documentation tech Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, a 673-bed regional care hospital based in Newark, N.J., has licensed Meta Health Technology's eCDI software application to assist and automate the clinical documentation process.
Houston hospital opens virtual surgical training center The Methodist Hospital in Houston has opened a 35,000 square-foot interactive, simulation-based surgical training center created to help practicing physicians acquire skills including image-guided therapies and surgical robotics.
Federal healthcare fraud efforts saved $4B in 2010 More than $4 billion in 2010 was recovered and returned to the Medicare Health Insurance Trust Fund through the Obama Administrations healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
3 million received prescription drug relief under PPACA to date Three million Medicare beneficiaries nationwide have received prescription drug cost relief through the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Those beneficiaries, who fell into the drug coverage gap in 2010, have been mailed a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate check.
Survey: Change management crucial to EMR adoption Change management is as critical to EMR deployment success as IT planning and execution, according to a recent survey by Accenture.
Health insurance exchanges get new funding source Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a new funding opportunity for grants to help states implement health insurance exchanges.
Colo. RHIO, REC tap BridgeFront for e-learning Colorado's Regional Health Information Organization and Regional Extension Center have selected BridgeFront's learning management system to assist members in meeting meaningful use criteria via e-learning.
AHRQ to identify Medicaid meaningful use barriers The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) intends to identify barriers for Medicaid participants to meet meaningful use EHR requirements to qualify for incentive payments.
Six more states to challenge healthcare reform Six states have joined Florida's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Survey: Doctors say reform will hurt quality of care in near term During the next five years, 65 percent of doctors believe the quality of healthcare will deteriorate, according to a survey of 2,958 doctors released by technology company Thomson Reuters and practice management company HCPlexus.

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