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Researchers have found that younger women are more likely to receive a poor prognosis after being diagnosed with breast cancer following mammogram screening.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Medical Association (AMA) recommend that patient education resources be written between a third- and seventh-grade reading level to ensure a maximum number of patients can comprehend the information.

The FDA has approved the use of Andexxa, the first reversal agent for Factor Xa inhibitors, drug manufacturer Portola Pharmaceuticals announced May 3.

Recent studies have shown closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in select patients after cryptogenic stroke is associated with a lower risk of recurrent stroke. Now, according to a new analysis in Stroke, PFO occlusion in combination with antiplatelet treatment appears to be cost-effective when compared to medical therapy alone.

In the latest acquisition by health IT vendor Allscripts, it has purchased HealthGrid, a mobile patient engagement platform, for $60 million in cash and adding its capabilities to the Allscripts FollowMyHealth portfolio.

A pair of researchers from the University of Virginia Health System asked themselves if the “archaic” form of communication could be upgraded.

TeleHealth Services has announced the launch of iCare Navigator, an interactive patient engagement system that uses virtual health coaches trained by artificial intelligence (AI) to address the shortage of nurses.

Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have shown potential in reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes, but utilization remains low due to a lack of user acceptance, according to a study published April 18 in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Healthcare organizations’ adherence to the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guidelines is low, according to a study published April 26 in the Journal of Information in Health and Biomedicine.

The emergence of advanced breast screening technologies has helped lower mortality rates. But some question if existing disparities among vulnerable populations will only get worse, according to a recent study published in the May issue of Academic Radiology.

The absence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) and a favorable cardiovascular modifiable risk factor (CRF) are associated with “significantly” lower costs among cancer patients, according to a study published May 1 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

An expert consensus document published May 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology offers recommendations for limiting radiation exposure to both patients and medical personnel during cardiovascular imaging procedures.