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Nurses give EHR usability an 'F' in new study

A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that more favorable electronic health record usability scores are associated with lower odds of burnout – and those usability scores have tanked.    Researchers found that among 1,285 nurses who responded to a November 2017 survey about usability and burnout the […]

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3 myths about translating AI models in a healthcare setting

Artificial intelligence has huge potential for many healthcare challenges – but there are still many hurdles that must be overcome.   At a keynote for the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Health, Inference and Learning this past week, Dr. Alan Karthikesalingam, research lead at Google Health UK, described three myths commonly encountered in the path […]

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iPads for telehealth can help reduce depression in patients

Pasadena, California-based Heritage Clinic, a division of the Center for Aging Resources, provides mental health services in Los Angeles County to older adults experiencing substantive and persistent mental health concerns. THE PROBLEM Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many services were provided in the clients’ homes or elsewhere in the field. For some who are unable […]

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Female physicians spent 33 more minutes per day in EHRs

A Journal of the American Medical Association research letter published this week found that female physicians tend to spend more time on all electronic health record metrics than their male counterparts. In the study, researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine analyzed almost two years of outpatient EHR data, finding that female physicians spent […]

Medications

Magenta Therapeutics and bluebird bio Announce a Phase 2 Clinical Trial Collaboration to Evaluate Magenta’s MGTA-145 for Mobilizing and Collecting Stem Cells in Adults and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 4, 2020– Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MGTA) and bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) today announced an exclusive clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the utility of MGTA-145, in combination with plerixafor, for mobilization and collection of stem cells in adults and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD). The data from this clinical trial could provide proof-of-concept for MGTA-145, […]

Medications

Second Interim Analysis of Clinical Trial Data Showed a 91.4% Efficacy for the Sputnik V Vaccine on Day 28 After the First Dose; Vaccine Efficacy is Over 95% 42 days After the First Dose

The efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine is 91.4%, based on the second interim analysis of data obtained 28 days after administering the first dose (7 days after the second dose). Calculation was based on the analysis of data on volunteers (n = 18,794) who received both the first and second doses of the Sputnik […]

Health Problems

Clinical trial to evaluate sepsis treatment in children

Sepsis – a life-threatening inflammatory condition triggered by the body’s massive response to an infection – is diagnosed in about 75,000 children in the U.S. each year and causes about 7,000 deaths. The condition can escalate so rapidly that national guidelines recommend treatment begin within 20 minutes of a patient’s arrival to the emergency department. […]