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Artificial Intelligence Transforms the Future of Health Care

Life sciences researchers using artificial intelligence (AI) are under pressure to innovate faster than ever. Large, multilevel, and integrated data sets offer the promise of unlocking novel insights and accelerating breakthroughs. Although more data are available than ever, only a fraction is being curated, integrated, understood, and analyzed. AI focuses on how computers learn from […]

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The Rise of Documentation and the Destruction of Modern Medicine

The doctor–patient relationship has remained a central theme in the art of medicine since Hippocrates. Investing time into this relationship ensures trust and communication between both parties during a patient’s most vulnerable moments. Unfortunately, however, it seems as if the doctor–patient interaction has been gradually declining over time. The widespread implementation and dissemination of the […]

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Returning to (Electronic) Health Records That Guide and Teach

Over the last 2 decades, medical records in the United States have undergone rapid digitization. Unfortunately, electronic health records have not delivered on their promise of improving clinical workflow, or even information access, given the lack of system interoperability.1 With the implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act in 2009, legislative mandates […]

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Social Determinants of Treatment Response

Socioeconomic status is consistently linked to population health and specifically to the finding that there is decreasing health associated with decreasing social position. Despite the substantial literature, an analogous literature that is focused on clinical practice, and especially consideration of the individual, is almost nonexistent. Even in the absence of these data, physicians routinely incorporate […]

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Are Mandatory Electronic Prescriptions in the Best Interest of Patients?

Starting in March of 2016, all prescriptions in New York State must be electronic prescriptions (also known as “e-prescriptions”) in which prescribed medications are transmitted over the internet to a specific pharmacy. This will be mandatory, and prescriptions done by paper, fax, or a phone call to the pharmacy will no longer be permitted. Currently, […]

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Optimize Your Electronic Medical Record to Increase Value: Reducing Laboratory Overutilization

Eliminating electronic health record features that facilitate over-utilization is likely to be a safe and effective method of reducing hospital costs. Purpose The purpose of this study is to decrease overutilization of laboratory testing by eliminating a feature of the electronic ordering system that allowed providers to order laboratory tests to occur daily without review. […]

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