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Visualization dashboards in the intensive care unit (ICU) were able to decrease time spent gathering data and completing tasks, while reducing errors, according to recent research. They also improved situational awareness, guideline compliance and navigation.

Infection preventionist and relative support staffing levels need to be 31 to 66 percent higher for healthcare organizations to sustain an effective infection prevention program, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany have developed a tablet-based symptom drawing application to provide clinicians and patients with a way to assess pain. The team published its findings May 30 in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Patients who are nonwhite and less educated value patient portals to view clinician notes more than white and educated patients, according to a study published May 24 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Harm from medicines occurs in one in three older patients following discharge, 50 percent of which is preventable. Findings were published May 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

The use of light-emitting tablets near bedtime could delay sleep, suppress melatonin production and hinder next-morning alertness, according to a study published May 22 in Physiological Reports.

Basic smartphone training could improve rates of engagement in groups of clinical trial participants not proficient in technology, including elderly individuals, according to a study published April 26 in JMIR Human Factors.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, a British independent monitoring body, in a recent briefing note, has expressed concern regarding the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

Stigmatizing language in patient medical records impacts physicians’ attitudes toward clinical decision making, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Recording physicians during patient visits could reducing physician burnout while improving care quality. But polices regulating how to collect, manage and store such information present barriers to utilization, according to an article published May 14 in The BMJ.

The lack of resources and financial difficulties were reported as the top factors hindering implementation of patient portals, according to a study published May 10 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Patients over 65 years old welcomed the idea of using technology to improve cardiovascular medication adherence, according to a study published May 6 in the Journal of International Medical Research.