Health

Adoption of advanced health IT capabilities inconsistent

(HealthDay)—Adoption of advanced health information technology (HIT) capabilities is inconsistent across health care systems, with electronic health record (EHR) standardization being the strongest predictor of advanced ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research looks at the promise of 'digital neuropsychology'

In a new paper published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist, McLean Hospital's Laura Germine, Ph.D., and her colleagues describe the many ways in which cognitive tests conducted with computers and smartphones might improve ...

Medical economics

HHS issues draft strategy for reducing health IT burden

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a draft strategy to reduce the health information technology (IT) burden, and the strategy is open for public comment through Jan. 28, 2019.

Health

New survey highlights digital health challenges

As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, ...

Health

Smart pills dumb down medical care, experts warn

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care ...

Health

Recommendations issued for enhancing ICU diagnostic safety

(HealthDay)—Identifying and reducing diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit (ICU) should be a top priority, according to a perspective article published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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