Technology

Smartphone-Based Algorithm Found Effective at Detecting Early AECOPD

July 8th 2021, 6:47pm

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An algorithm influenced by cough sound recognition and symptom reporting conducted using a smartphone was found to be effective at diagnosing patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD).

Experts Develop Classification Criteria to Distinguish 25 Most Common Uveitides

June 10th 2021, 5:56pm

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Classification criteria developed using machine learning will allow doctors to conduct disease-specific research about this collection of inflammatory eye diseases.

Community Practices Highlight Advances in ASCO Abstracts

June 6th 2021, 12:15pm

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Biomarker testing and remote patient monitoring are just 2 areas of research presented during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

New Partnerships Bring New Opportunities, Challenges With Data in HEOR

May 20th 2021, 1:10pm

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Technological innovation is helping to reinvent the traditional health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) field as traditional and new players partner to leverage data sources.

Understanding Cost Considerations Around Diabetes Technology in the T1D Community

May 19th 2021, 1:30pm

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Results of a qualitative study outline widely held cost considerations regarding diabetes technology in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community.

What We're Reading: US to Ship 80M Vaccines; Cyberattack on Irish Health Care; Recall of Abbott Pacemakers

May 18th 2021, 2:30pm

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The United States will ship approximately 80 million excess doses of COVID-19 vaccines abroad; Ireland's health services system could be hobbled for weeks by a ransomware attack; the FDA recalls more than 60,000 pacemakers manufactured by Abbott.

Building a More Resilient and Sustainable Health System

May 17th 2021, 9:10pm

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought together the world and taught health systems how to be resilient and adapt to both predictable and unpredictable changes, said the panelists during the plenary on day 1 of Virtual ISPOR 2021.

Session Highlights Opportunities and Challenges in Vaccine Development

May 15th 2021, 7:40pm

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A pediatric infectious disease expert reviewed some developments in the vaccine development pipeline, especially new efforts targeting infant health through maternal immunizations.

EHRs, COVID-19, and Understaffing: Spotlighting Contributing Factors to Nurse Burnout

May 12th 2021, 4:35pm

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To mark International Nurses Day, we look at factors contributing to workload burden and burnout in nurses, which include electronic health record (EHR) management, understaffing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lack of emotional support.

Study Identifies Key Factors Affecting Patient Willingness to Use eHealth Tools in COPD

May 7th 2021, 8:30pm

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Specific factors, such as experience with technology and health literacy, were key drivers of whether a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit or be likely to use eHealth tools to improve self-management skills, investigators concluded.