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As the saying goes, You can’t always believe what you hear. But when it comes to patients self-reporting health care utilization, just how accurate can people be? A study, published July 30 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, examined patients’ abilities to recall complications in the 90 days after orthopedic procedures through an automated online patient engagement survey.

Memories aren’t the perfect carbon copies of reality many people believe them to be. One person’s interpretation of an event could be quite different from another participant. Researchers hoped to limit communication breakdowns between nurses and physicians by recording video of interactions, so the participants could review and critique them.

The FDA approved the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system, which works for up to 14 days at a time, according to an announcement from device maker Abbott.

A blood test administered within 12 hours of a suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI) could help clinicians identify injuries like hemorrhage and contusion before having to resort to CT imaging, according to the preliminary results of a study published this week in the Lancet Neurology.

Former CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, MD, will be an executive advisor to Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team.

A group of Australian researchers have developed a blood test that can accurately detect melanoma with 79 percent accuracy in its earliest stages. Results of their study were published on July 17 in Onocotarget.

Considering healthcare is often, literally, a matter of life and death, disagreements between patient and physician can escalate. A recent feature in USA Today looked at one case to explore the blurred line between consumer advocacy and online harassment.

Foxconn made headlines when it announced plans to build a $10 billion plant in Racine County, Wisconsin. Now, the Taiwanese tech giant has sights set on improving healthcare for the 13,000 employees who will work at the facility.

Unstructured clinical nursing notes, including sentiments of clinicians, can help predict patient outcomes in the ICU, according to a study published in PLOS One.

Zipnosis, providers of virtual care software, has been certified by Surescripts to add medication history services to its virtual care platform.

A self-management diabetes program was able to reduce healthcare costs by $800, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The Senate health committee has announced a series of hearings addressing how healthcare systems can reduce costs in America.