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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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Web-based ICU communication improves patient, provider satisfaction

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a web-based program that uses team communication and engagement to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Voice recognition, cloud technology allow radiologists to work anywhere

Avreo has released the Avreo Cloud VR, allowing radiologist to use cloud-based speech technology to securely develop image interpretations from anywhere that uses interWORKS.

DePuy Synthes all-in-one wrist fracture kit saves time, money

More than 600,000 individuals fracture their wrists each year, with many requiring implantation procedures to heal the small bones. DePuy Synthes has launched its Distal Radius Sterile Kit, a single-use kit full of pre-sterilized instruments needed to perform a wrist fracture procedure, to help providers cut costs.

Abbott, Bigfoot Biomedical partner to offer diabetes management

Abbott Laboratories and Bigfoot Biomedical have partnered to develop diabetes management systems by integrating Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot’s insulin delivery solutions.

'Most Wired Survey' shows progress in tech utilization

Hospitals & Health Networks has released its 19th annual annual "Most Wired Survey," showcasing the nation’s top technological hospitals and health systems. The survey ranks facilities based on utilization of healthcare technologies including mobile health, telehealth, security system and innovation.

Home visits reduce readmission in elderly patients

Having a home health worker can reduce rates of readmission for older patients, according to a study conducted by the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute. Findings were presented in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

ANN assists physicians in diagnosing stroke patients

Researchers from the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory and the Department of Biomedical and Translational Informatics at Geisinger Health System teamed up to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) model to accurately recognize stoke symptoms.

Financial incentives, electronic reminders do not improve medication adherence

Medication adherence is vital for patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), yet adherence remains low. A study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined if wireless technology and incentives could increase adherence and improve patient outcomes.

Personalized technology brings stimulation to dementia patients

Patients with dementia living in long-term care facilities are often on their own when it comes to mental stimulation. Without much interaction, many patients develop behaviors such as hitting, screaming and wandering. A study, set to be presented at the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, explains how a new interactive tool is able to increase engagement and improve outcomes.

Only 18% of clinical recommendations are evidence-based

Advising patients on decision making with input based on evidence should be the minimum for primary care physicians. But according to a new BMJ study, only 18 percent of clinical recommendations are based on high-quality evidence.

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