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Current online patient portals do not present test information in an easily understandable context for the majority of patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a study in Preventive Medicine that examined social media as an effective route in generating awareness about skin cancer.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found patients admitted to the hospital are less likely to be readmitted in 30 days if they report higher levels of satisfaction in care and communication with providers, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Utilizing normothermic machine perfusion technology could increase the number of available donor kidneys, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Researchers from Stanford University have developed an algorithm capable of predicting patients’ three to 12-month mortality rate, according to a study published in arXiv.

 

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RSNA: The end of the information ageor just the beginning
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Senate moves to prevent Medicare cuts for another year
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