January 27th 2023
A letter from the guest editor highlights the potential for the findings in this special issue help us take steps toward realizing the promise of information technology in health care.
January 26th 2023
The report also suggests that ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein inhibition could be a valuable tool to overcome resistance.
Clinical calculators that do not include demographic variables may be biased, and their equity should be understood in the context of clinical guidelines.
January 24th 2023
Patients were also more likely to stay in treatment longer when their care was delivered virtually, a new survey has found.
The Patient-Centered Rheumatology Collaborative identified several critical areas for further intervention to improve the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Route Does Not Impact Diagnostic Accuracy of Micro-Ultrasound Targeted Prostate Biopsies, Study Finds
The report suggests that high-resolution micro-ultrasound could help identify clinically significant lesions that would be missed with conventional MRI.
Primary Care Video and Telephone Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Treatment and Follow-up Health Care Utilization
Telephone visits may offer a simple and convenient option to address patient primary care needs without raising safety concerns.
Study Investigates Using Wearable Technology to Assess Trauma-Related Symptoms
The ability to screen for trauma symptoms in certain high-risk populations could soon benefit from biomarker data gathered through wearable devices, according to a new study.
Integrating Third-Party Apps With Electronic Health Records to Support COVID-19 Response
This study observed a rapid increase in the integration of telehealth- and COVID-19–related apps with electronic health records during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provider Support Influential in Reducing Disparities in Patient Portal Use, Access
Access to electronic health information can be improved through provider assistance for optimal use of a patient portal.
Digital Therapeutic Sparks Improvement in Diabetes Across Demographic Lines
This new report shows people who used the digital therapeutic saw an improvement of 14% to 15% in their average blood glucose levels regardless of their racial or ethnic category.
Patient Perspectives on Technology-Based Approaches to Social Needs Screening
Patients are essential stakeholders in designing systems to capture social needs. The authors present key findings from patient interviews regarding social needs screening through technology-based modalities.
cfDNA May Help Risk-Stratify Patients With ALL
The study authors said the method also has the advantages of having a quick turnaround and a relatively low cost.
Differences in Telehealth During COVID-19 Between Commercial and Medicaid Enrollees
Differences in use of telehealth between commercial and Medicaid populations during the COVID-19 pandemic are associated with managed care enrollment.
Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care
Small practices reduced their use of telemedicine during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Technical support may help expand and maintain telemedicine in small practices.
Associations Between Physician Practice Models and Health Information Exchange
A survey of all Arizona physicians found that accountable care organization, clinically integrated network, or integrated delivery network participation was associated with higher use of health information exchange. However, there are exceptions and important barriers noted.
Changes in Electronic Notification Volume and Primary Care Provider Burnout
Primary care provider burnout was analyzed before and after a national initiative to optimize the electronic health record inbox notification system at the Veterans Health Administration.
Trends in Electronic Health Record Capabilities for Tracking Documentation Time
This study examines trends in hospitals’ access to and use of data from electronic health record (EHR) developers that quantify clinicians’ time spent documenting clinical care in EHRs.
Immune Profiling Study Offers Potential New Patient-Stratification Tools in Glioblastoma
The findings include the identification of a 12-gene signature that could be used to categorize patients as high or low risk.
Limited Appointment Availability and Cost Largest Obstacles to Women’s Mental Health Care
In the last 2 years, half of women reported needing mental health services compared with only 35% of men. Women who needed mental health care cited provider availability and cost, especially for those who are uninsured, to be 2 major barriers to receiving care.
Top 5 Most-Read Rheumatology Articles of 2022
The top 5 most-read rheumatology articles of 2022 covered the topics of management of inflammatory arthritis and new inflammatory protein identification.
Top Articles From Evidence-Based Oncology™ in 2022
In 2022, the most-read articles published in Evidence-Based Oncology™ included the latest updates in cancer treatments, the promises and challenges of technology, and a look at the shifting landscape of care delivery.
ICYMI: Top Content From EHA22
The 2022 European Hematology Association (EHA22) Congress convened June 9-12, 2022, in Vienna, Austria, and presented cutting-edge findings in hematology, including the potential of artificial intelligence, new treatment combinations in myelofibrosis, and more.
Novel, Nonsurgical BCC Treatment Shown Safe and Effective
In this study, researchers treated 37 basal cell carcinoma (BCC) lesions from 30 patients, with follow-ups at 5 time points after baseline examination.
Data Sharing From Cancer Drug Trials Falls Short of Promises, Study Authors Say
Top 5 Most-Read Articles About Automated Insulin Delivery in 2022
Content published on AJMC.com focusing on automated insulin delivery devices over the past year highlighted utilization of these devices by age, compared different types of systems, looked at barriers to uptake, and examined equity issues standing in the way of access.
Telemedicine Care Quality, Social Vulnerability Index Barriers Measured for Patients With Epilepsy
Abstracts from the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting show that telemedicine is capable of meeting the needs of patients with epilepsy, and that the patient portal accessibility for patients experiencing high social vulnerability index needs further research.
Using Risk Factors to Guide CAR T Approach Before, After Infusion in B-ALL
This paper follows the 10-year remission mark for the first child treated with CD19-targeted CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), adding promise to the notion that the technology can provide long-term durable remissions in patients who are highly refractory to chemotherapy.
On the Impact of Predictive Analytics–Driven Disease Management Interventions
Predictive analytics–driven disease management outperforms standard of care among patients with chronic heart failure.
Incentivizing Data Sharing Among Health Plans, Hospitals, and Providers to Improve Quality
Health plans can gain efficiencies and improve quality by connecting to health information networks and incentivizing hospital and provider participation as part of pay-for-performance programs.
Financial Impact of Telehealth: Rural Chief Financial Officer Perspectives
Interviews with chief financial officers of rural hospitals revealed that they perceived telehealth to have some financial advantages; however, they did not believe that telehealth improved their hospitals’ financial situations.
Unintended Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
The risk of experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression may be higher in women who give birth after unintended pregnancies vs those who get pregnant intentionally, according to a recent study.
Driving Biosimilar Uptake in Rheumatology, Biosimilar-to-Biosimilar Switching: ACR Abstracts
Abstracts show that institutions can make internal changes to drive the use of biosimilars and that successful biosimilar-to-biosimilar switching is based on patient-related factors.
Study Supports Funding for CGM to Improve Pediatric T1D Outcomes in New Zealand
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems have been shown to improve glycemia for individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but they are not nationally funded in New Zealand.
Drops in Serum Phosphate Levels May Help Predict Severe CRS After CAR T
A new study has found that a drop in serum inorganic phosphate (iP) was an early predictor of severe cytokine release syndrome (CRS), suggesting that monitoring serum iP levels could help promote safer management of the most common toxicity associated with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
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