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Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

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Strengthening patient-provider communication can improve diabetes outcomes.

New FDA app offers drug shortage alerts

New FDA app offers drug shortage alerts

App notifies health care providers of new and resolved shortages, product discontinuation, and can be used to report shortages.

Phone messages promote cancer screening

Phone messages promote cancer screening

Underserved patients overdue for cancer screenings were receptive to a telephone intervention.

Text message program improves diabetes outcomes

Text message program improves diabetes outcomes

Daily text messages have potential to improve diabetes control and medication adherence.

Parents want email consults for pediatric illnesses

Parents want email consults for pediatric illnesses

About half of parents feel that the co-pay for an email consultation should be 0

Google, Apple announce health technology plans

Google, Apple announce health technology plans

Google launches California Life Company to research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO.

FDA will regulate certain apps as medical devices

FDA will regulate certain apps as medical devices

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Mobile apps designed as accessories to, or designed to transform a phone or tablet into medical devices will be held to same FDA regulatory standards.

Incorrect EHR settings cause medication errors

Incorrect EHR settings cause medication errors

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Default settings in electronic health records designed to improve efficiency and standardization can cause harm when not used properly.

Diabetes ranks high in top 10 health apps

Diabetes ranks high in top 10 health apps

Apps for managing diabetes and calculating the risk of cardiovascular disease are among the top 10 apps healthcare providers recommend to their patients.

Mobile health strategies useful for migrant workers

Mobile health strategies useful for migrant workers

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Innovative strategies are necessary to provide quality healthcare to this vulnerable population.

More than half of nurse tasks unrelated to patient care

More than half of nurse tasks unrelated to patient care

Unnecessary interruptions and poorly performing wireless devices top list of biggest communication challenges in nursing.

Response to patient emails delayed, especially on weekends

Response to patient emails delayed, especially on weekends

Many messages sent via secure electronic message systems at primary care health clinics do not receive a response within 24 hours.

Smartphone apps for vaccines, asthma generate interest at NAPNAP 2013

Smartphone apps for vaccines, asthma generate interest at NAPNAP 2013

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Primary care "primed and ready" to use apps for immunization reminders and as education tools for patients with chronic conditions.

mHealth apps help promote safe sex among teens

mHealth apps help promote safe sex among teens

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When patients use their smartphone in the exam room use it as an opportunity to discuss health-promoting apps.

Medical pocket references: From index card to smartphone

Medical pocket references: From index card to smartphone

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Health-care technology has advanced in leaps and bounds during the past 20 years. Do you think it's helped or hindered your practice?

Smart phone app useful for detecting concussions

Smart phone app useful for detecting concussions

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Having a very high index of suspicion for concussion is extremely important in protecting children and adolescents. Did you know there's an app for that?

Smartphone apps screen for melanoma

Smartphone apps screen for melanoma

Smart phones or tablets are being used to revolutionize clinical diagnosis and patient care, but they pose a number of risks and benefits.

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