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Patient Preferences for Post-Discharge Communication

“New technologies allowing patients to communicate with healthcare professionals (HCPs) are being marketed to healthcare facilities as efficient and effective forms of communication,” explains Kim E. Alexander, PhD. “Whether...

Fitness Trackers Can Help Obese Patients Lose Weight

Health wearable devices are effective intervention tools/strategies for reducing body weight and BMI in individuals with overweight or obesity and chronic comorbidities, according to a review published in the British Journal...

PW PODCAST: Telemedicine & Physician Licensure

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

Telestroke Care Is Boosting Patient Outcomes

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, telestroke services are helping increase better patient outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. Investigators compared outcomes and 30-day survival among 150,000...

Children Conceived by ART Are Shorter, Lighter at Birth

Children conceived by assisted reproduction technology (ART) are shorter and lighter at birth than those conceived naturally but have similar height and weight by age 17, according to a study published in Human Reproduction....

Mammography-Based AI Model May Predict Breast Cancer Risk

The mammography-based deep learning (DL) risk model, Mirai, demonstrates improved discriminatory capacity for identifying high-risk breast cancer over prior models and DL approaches, according to a study published in Science...

Compromised Connection: Lessons From a Year of Telemedicine

Telemedicine isn’t there yet. I’ve been treating patients for nearly a year by remote care, and I’m underwhelmed. And my patients have voted with their feet—most still want to see me in person. I suspect they’re not happy with...

Meaningful Us

Meaningful Use was a vision for EMRs that in many ways turned out to be a joke. Consider my list of Meaningful Us for medical professionals instead. When electronic medical records became mandatory, federal monies were showered...

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