A systematic review of 28 clinical trials published today concludes "implementing these expensive technologies will constitute an expensive exercise in trial and error."
The goal of the cloud-computing project is to let physicians and radiologists "google" a brain scan to find patients with similar abnormalities, review their anonymous medical records, and improve both diagnosis and treatment.
American Well unveils a new service that connects consumers directly to physicians through their mobile devices for advice -- and sometimes even for diagnoses and prescriptions.
Many physicians and residents are using their own cell phones to page colleagues, raising privacy concerns.
There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins analyze recent trends in digital health care, concluding that health-related apps and electronic health records will dramatically reduce in-person doc visits.
The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.
Ninety-four percent of physicians interviewed for an end-user study say they use smartphones to access medical information, and manage personal and business work flows.
Taking personalized medicine to an extreme, the device analyzes blood flow to help doctors know exactly how well drugs like aspirin work to prevent heart attacks -- not in general, but on any given patient.
A new study finds the majority of doctors copying potentially out-of-date information from previous notes and other documents and pasting them into patient progress reports.