Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians.
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Usability challenges continue to affect health information technology (HIT), according to a viewpoint article by Raj M. Ratwani, PhD, of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC, and colleagues, published in JAMA. Most US hospitals and ambulatory clinicians have adopted electronic health records (EHR),…
In the COVID-19 era, short birth hospitalization lengths of stay (LOS) occurred more often.
To shed light on issues of cybersecurity in medical practices, MPR spoke to Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides “proactive counsel” to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate and to reduce or remove those risks.
E-mail accounts and passwords of former employees should be immediately deactivated so they can no longer access the network.
HIPAA protects patients from unauthorized disclosure of personal information by covered entities such as medical practices and hospitals, but out from under the HIPAA umbrella, patients are mostly on their own, according to the authors of a recent report.
With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of “e-health” sources.
To facilitate increased use of PrEP, researchers from France developed a machine-learning algorithm to identify individuals at increased risk for HIV infection.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology should result in an overhaul of medical school curricula.
I. Remote Patient Monitoring (Telemonitoring) for Heart Failure: What every physician needs to know. Heart failure is common and its prevalence is increasing. It often causes troublesome symptoms, which may be persistent or recurrent, limit exercise capacity, and impair well-being and quality of life. Patients who have severe or worsening symptoms are at high risk…
Physicians from the United States and other high-income countries report difficulties with care coordination, with a substantial proportion of US physicians not receiving timely notification or the information needed from specialists or other sites of care.
Access to internet-connected devices with cameras and skill in using digital platforms present barriers to a large portion of the population.
A new rule to sharply cut methane emissions and other oil and gas industry air pollutants that harm health and contribute to climate change is in the works.
Computer access to digital health information varies by race and ethnicity, a study found.
Hackers target vulnerabilities using legitimate software packages, a cybersecurity specialist says.
More than nine in 10 Americans believe that medical privacy is a right and their health data should not be for sale.
Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Services, shares her insight on how to best manage the challenge of staying on top of electronic health record requirements while also optimizing patient encounters.
Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same. MPR spoke with physician who advocates for recording in clinical practice.
We can leverage the agility of machine learning to point out unmet clinical needs and improve clinical practice.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services.
The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance.
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know. How can you be sure your patient has an inborn error of metabolism? What are the typical findings for this disease? Background: Traditional newborn screening and expanded newborn screening for rare inborn errors of metabolism Traditional newborn screening (before screening via tandem mass spectroscopy [MS/MS]) includes the following…
Google, Facebook, and Pinterest need to take more action against the growing threat to children posed by online misinformation about vaccines.
While artificial intelligence mimics tasks done by a human being, augmented intelligence is intended to help humans — like a dependable, highly intelligent associate.