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Age, race disparities found in the use of hospital patient portals

Patients age 60 and over used the portal less than younger patients, and African Americans used the portal less than white patients.

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Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Castell will offer technologies and services to guide care decisions, manage patient experience, implement virtual care, address social det…

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UK MP faults continuing use of technology susceptible to cyber-attack in NHS

Although the numbers of computers using Windows XP make up just 0.16% of the NHS IT estate (a decrease from 4.7% in 2017), Jo Platt claims…

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UK MP faults continuing use of technology susceptible to cyber-attack in NHS

Responding to an answer in parliament by junior health minister, Labour’s shadow Cabinet Officer minister Jo Platt warned the government…

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Yale, Mayo Clinic to use biometric data from wearables to improve drug development for heart failure

Researchers are working with digital therapeutics specialist Biofourmis, using machine learning technology and the Apple Watch to analyze d…

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NHSX to manage commercial deals for patient data, MedTech Europe calls for 'an interoperable data ecosystem for digital health' and more news briefs

Also: French academic hospital CHRU de Nancy announces 10-year enterprise informatics agreement with Royal Philips, former NHS England dire…

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NHSX to manage commercial deals for patient data, MedTech Europe calls for 'an interoperable data ecosystem for digital health' and more news briefs

NHSX. New tech body NHSX will host a "national centre of expertise" to manage the sharing of patient data with industry, acc…

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Safety concerns raised about software used to triage NHS 111 calls

Coroners have called for action to prevent further fatalities linked to the NHS Pathways system following 11 patient deaths.

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Resident Guide app piloted at NZ’s Wellington Hospital

Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand is piloting the Resident Guide app for onboarding junior doctors. The six-mont…

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SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings

Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performa…

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Telemedicine is poised to grow as its popularity increases among physicians and patients

Physicians of almost all age groups show an interest in pursuing telemedicine jobs or service lines.

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Persistent HIV in central nervous system linked to cognitive impairment

Study participants were long-term HIV survivors who had infections controlled with ART for an average of nine years.

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For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care

With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributabl…

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Massachusetts to fund pilots expanding digital training for entry-level healthcare workers

Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of Massachusetts young adults with investments and…

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Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge

Surescripts has moved to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's charge from earlier this year that it holds an illegal monopoly on the…

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Extinct human species likely breast fed for up to a year after birth

NIH-funded findings may inform strategies for breast feeding in modern populations.

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NIH and partners to launch HIV vaccine efficacy trial in the Americas and Europe

Study will enroll men who have sex with men and transgender people; complementary study in women is ongoing.

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How Finland is benefiting from integrated healthcare data

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Moderate calorie restriction in young and middle-aged adults significantly reduces heart and metabolic risk factors independent of weight loss

Participants saw improvement in waist circumference, blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity a…

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Value-based healthcare – what it means for Thailand

Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising an…

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NIH scientists identify spasm in women with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain

Small study suggests botulinum toxin may be potential treatment.

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HHS summit to tackle quality improvement across programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is putting together a Quality Summit, meant to explore ways the many healthcare initiative…

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New NHS digital reporting system will allow safety concerns to be reported via mobile phones

A new national patient safety reporting system will allow staff, patients and families to report care incidents on their mobile phones. The…

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Making patient-powered healthcare work

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Jon White departs ONC, Steve Posnack to take over as Deputy National Coordinator

Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Jon White is leaving the agency next month for a position at the Veterans Administration Salt…

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Rosy health and sickly green: color associations play robust role in reading faces

NIH study research uncovers specialized networks in the brain for processing face color.

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Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit From Prevention Strategies

NIH-funded studies demonstrate the value of automated prediction algorithms that could be used to prevent new HIV infections.

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NIH scientists link genetics to risk of high blood pressure among blacks

Study team identified 17 variants in the ARMC5 gene that were associated with high blood pressure by analyzing genetic research databases t…

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NIH study finds long-term increased risk of cancer death following common treatment for hyperthyroidism

Research shows association between RAI treatment and solid cancer risks.

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Elevated blood pressure in first trimester increases risk for blood pressure disorder later in pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy include gestational high blood pressure and preeclampsia.

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