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Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.

Researchers have developed a natural language processing algorithm, trained on clinical record data, capable of detecting disease symptoms with high accuracy, according to a study published June 15 in the JMIR Medical Informatics.

The shift by insurance companies from reimbursement to fee-for-service has impacted the way physicians and practices are receiving compensation. In a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, researchers noted 25 percent of physicians have “compensation tied to quality and patient experience metrics.”

Websites where users rate physicians are often lacking in quality standards and transparency, according to a study published June 14 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to define health equity while outlining a strategy for achieving optimized care in all aspects of health.

The vast majority of physicians (94 percent) and hospital leaders (90 percent) believe mobile technology improves patient safety and outcomes, according to a survey conducted by Black Book.

Researchers have developed an algorithm capable of predicting low blood pressure that could occur during surgery with 84 percent accuracy. Findings were published June 11 in Anesthesiology.

For every 10 percent rise in negative social media encounters, individuals experience a 20 percent increase in their risk of depression, according to a study published June 6 in Depression and Anxiety.

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, recounts her experiences during the Flint water crisis in 2015—and how she discovered children were being poisoned—in an article published in The New York Times.

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has announced he is leaving the company following his admission of domestic violence against his former wife, according to Reuters.

Researchers from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have found activity trackers to be an effective remote monitoring tool for patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published in JAMIA.

The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the global healthcare market is set to save the industry $52 billion by 2021, according to a report conducted by ABI Research.