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Patients having online access to medical records and clinicians correlates with an increase in health care utilization, according to a study published in the Nov. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Pediatrician Adoption of EHR Systems Lagging Behind
Pediatricians' adoption of fully functional electronic health record systems is lagging and fraught with financial and productivity concerns, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics.
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Sustained Release Naltrexone Effective, Safe for Opioid Users
Sustained release technologies for administering the opioid antagonist naltrexone seem to be effective with an acceptable adverse event profile, according to a review published online Oct. 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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Health Information Technology Tools Help Improve Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS
Using electronic decision support tools helps clinicians track the health of patients with HIV/AIDS and contributes to better compliance with recognized performance and quality measures.
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Incorporating coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) into evaluation of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute coronary syndrome symptoms improves the efficacy of clinical decision making.
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Although only 55 percent of physicians had adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in 2011, most are somewhat or very satisfied with their system and most report enhanced patient care.
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Informal networks among physicians who share patients demonstrate substantial geographic variability, while within networks, physician and patient characteristics are similar.
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Exposure to a tablet device may result in a change to programmable shunt valve settings when the tablet is very close to the valve.
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Use of electronic health records (EHRs) is associated with fewer medical malpractice claims among physicians from multiple surgical and medical specialties.
Podcasts
Greg Malkary, from Spyglass Consulting Group talks about A study Spyglass Consulting Group conducted on what Apple iPad needs to do to help transform Healthcare delivery.
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