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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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Harvard Health, Outcome Health partner with aim to improve digital care

Harvard Health Publications (HHP) and Outcome Health have joined forces to bring Harvard Medical School (HMS)’s insight to 40,000 waiting and exam rooms through Outcome Health’s digital platform.

Innovations for the improvement of patient identification

Maintaining accurate patient records is key to providing high quality care without errors, yet many of the electronic records stored by healthcare organizations cannot be transferred from one hospital to another. A study published in the Journal of AHIMA examined innovations to improving real-time patient identification and record matching to ensure accurate records.

Frequent messaging improves diabetes management

Communication between patients and providers through secure patient portals offers an extension of care. A study published in Diabetes Care showed patients with diabetes using secure messaging for medical advice have improved levels of management.

Noninvasive eye scan detects Alzheimer's through plaque in retina

A noninvasive eye scan, developed by neuroscience investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, detects Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms arise by analyzing the amyloid-beta deposits in the retina. The study, published in JCI Insight, outlined how the scan improves current detection methods with high accuracy.

Machine learning algorithm outperforms tests in diagnosing early Alzheimer's

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s in its early stages is key to providing patients with proper delaying or preventive drugs. A new study, published in Scientific Reports, explains how a machine learning algorithm could be used to predict the onset of the disease.

Analyzing tweets could help identify public health trends for influenza, depression

Tweeting could one day be used by public health officials to predict the spread of influenza in populations. Research, published in EPJ Data Science, conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, outlined how future public health workers could utilize social media to identify trends of influenza or other health issues.

Libertana Home Health, Orbita team up to offer voice software care assistants

Orbita, providers of voice-first software, and Libertana Home Health, a California-based health and housing waiver management company, have teamed up to develop a home care system that uses Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant technology.

Hospital evaluation tool IDs patients with poor outcomes

A study published in Liver Transplantation examined a common tool used in everyday evaluations and its efficiency in predicting patients in need of additional support after a liver transplant.

Cash incentives get patients into doctor’s office

Cash incentives improve the rate of low-income adults making an initial appointment when they become newly covered by a primary care program, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

AUM Cardiovascular receives FDA clearance for diagnostic ECG system

AUM Cardiovascular has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its non-invasive acoustic and ECG device. The CADence device uses recorded sounds from a patient's heart and proprietary algorithms to evaluate cardiovascular health.

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