Clinical Practice

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues

2016-04-08T08:32:58+00:00

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new CPT codes (99497, 99498) to encourage advance care planning [...]

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues 2016-04-08T08:32:58+00:00

Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis & Spring Allergies With Health Analytics

2016-04-01T00:31:40+00:00

Spring is here and with a turn of the calendar, warmer temperatures, and outdoor activities, comes the symptoms of sneezing, [...]

Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis & Spring Allergies With Health Analytics 2016-04-01T00:31:40+00:00

Case Study: 81-Year-Old Woman with a History of Hereditary Hemolytic Anemia

2016-03-23T13:09:32+00:00

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how medical algorithms can be integrated into the clinical decision [...]

Case Study: 81-Year-Old Woman with a History of Hereditary Hemolytic Anemia 2016-03-23T13:09:32+00:00

How to Reduce Paperwork & Time Needed for Insurance Prior Authorizations

2016-12-15T10:27:23+00:00

Using Medical Algorithms to Increase Likelihood for Prescription Coverage with Insurance Prior Authorization We present two cases demonstrating how algorithms available [...]

How to Reduce Paperwork & Time Needed for Insurance Prior Authorizations 2016-12-15T10:27:23+00:00

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development

2017-03-07T10:55:51+00:00

Keeping an Eye on the Prize: 10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development While at the HIMSS16 conference last week in [...]

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development 2017-03-07T10:55:51+00:00

5 Medical Calculators to Assist Students on Neurology Rotations

2016-12-15T10:17:52+00:00

For many medical students, learning about neurology and incorporating textbook information into clinical practice can be difficult. Use of [...]

5 Medical Calculators to Assist Students on Neurology Rotations 2016-12-15T10:17:52+00:00

Can Medical Algorithms Help to Reduce Telemedicine Liability?

2016-12-15T10:12:57+00:00

Telemedicine has come a long way over the past 20 years. Modern technology has made it accessible to an [...]

Can Medical Algorithms Help to Reduce Telemedicine Liability? 2016-12-15T10:12:57+00:00

Case Study: Young Male with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

2016-01-28T07:43:30+00:00

Jeff is a 23-year-old male with a history of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Because of their progression and a [...]

Case Study: Young Male with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms 2016-01-28T07:43:30+00:00

Case Study:  Female Smoker with Shortness of Breath Symptoms

2016-01-16T06:50:16+00:00

Case:  48 year old female with shortness of breath symptoms Throughout this case study, we reference relevant medical algorithms [...]

Case Study:  Female Smoker with Shortness of Breath Symptoms 2016-01-16T06:50:16+00:00

Utilizing Medical Algorithms to Think Like A Doctor: Scurvy Case

2016-12-15T09:28:28+00:00

Summary and response to the New York Times Well article: Think Like A Doctor: Limping Along We present a [...]

Utilizing Medical Algorithms to Think Like A Doctor: Scurvy Case 2016-12-15T09:28:28+00:00

How Medical Algorithms Are Used in Clinical Trial Design

2016-12-15T09:29:56+00:00

Clinical trials play an important role in evidence-based medicine. It is necessary to know how a therapy performs under [...]

How Medical Algorithms Are Used in Clinical Trial Design 2016-12-15T09:29:56+00:00

Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare

2016-12-15T09:58:15+00:00

Some aspects of medicine have not changed very much over the centuries. As new decision support systems become available [...]

Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare 2016-12-15T09:58:15+00:00

Case Study: An Unlucky Potluck Dinner – Foodborne Illness Outbreak

2015-11-03T02:08:01+00:00

This case study illustrates how medical algorithms can be successfully integrated into the clinical decision making process to achieve [...]

Case Study: An Unlucky Potluck Dinner – Foodborne Illness Outbreak 2015-11-03T02:08:01+00:00

Improving Geriatric Nutritional Assessment with Medical Algorithms

2015-10-27T09:41:34+00:00

Malnutrition is a known risk factor for early hospital readmission amongst geriatric patients. Identifying and improving the nutritional status [...]

Improving Geriatric Nutritional Assessment with Medical Algorithms 2015-10-27T09:41:34+00:00

Case Study: How Analytics Aid in Making an Early Leptospirosis Diagnosis

2015-10-09T12:56:21+00:00

Throughout this case, health analytics are referenced that help physicians make an early leptospirosis diagnosis.  Other analytics referenced aid [...]

Case Study: How Analytics Aid in Making an Early Leptospirosis Diagnosis 2015-10-09T12:56:21+00:00

Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare with Automated Medical Algorithms

2016-12-15T09:32:11+00:00

In September, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. This report [...]

Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare with Automated Medical Algorithms 2016-12-15T09:32:11+00:00

Case Study: Adenocarcinomas and Their Often Misleading Symptoms

2015-10-22T13:59:00+00:00

Medical History Jane is a 40-year-old, married mother of two teenage boys.  She teaches at the local elementary school [...]

Case Study: Adenocarcinomas and Their Often Misleading Symptoms 2015-10-22T13:59:00+00:00

Five Gastroenterology Calculators for Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Research

2015-08-28T06:50:50+00:00

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical evaluation. With over 7 million [...]

Five Gastroenterology Calculators for Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Research 2015-08-28T06:50:50+00:00

5 Ways to Use Cardiology Algorithms for Monitoring & Research

2015-08-21T06:57:18+00:00

There have been numerous stories over the past several years highlighting how mobile health apps and devices have assisted [...]

5 Ways to Use Cardiology Algorithms for Monitoring & Research 2015-08-21T06:57:18+00:00

Case Study: Surgical Site Infection: Methods of Prevention & Tools for Predicting Risk

2016-12-15T10:06:15+00:00

Medical History A 55-year-old white male has degenerative arthritis of the knees. 10 months ago, the patient underwent total [...]

Case Study: Surgical Site Infection: Methods of Prevention & Tools for Predicting Risk 2016-12-15T10:06:15+00:00

7 Medical Algorithms to Use with Apple ResearchKit Apps

2016-12-15T09:33:53+00:00

“In March, 2015, Apple released an open source software framework designed for medical and health research, helping doctors and [...]

7 Medical Algorithms to Use with Apple ResearchKit Apps 2016-12-15T09:33:53+00:00

Diagnosing Rare Diseases Disorders with Medical Algorithms

2016-12-15T09:34:47+00:00

Primary care physicians often have the unique task of deciding whether a patient who presents with an uncommon constellation [...]

Diagnosing Rare Diseases Disorders with Medical Algorithms 2016-12-15T09:34:47+00:00

How Automated Medical Algorithms Can Improve Patient Safety

2016-12-15T09:36:39+00:00

GA Miller studied the limits of human cognition. He found that the number of discrete items that a person [...]

How Automated Medical Algorithms Can Improve Patient Safety 2016-12-15T09:36:39+00:00

Using Medical Algorithms as Clinical Prediction Tools

2016-12-15T09:37:22+00:00

Advances in medicine bring new imaging, technologies, medications, and the desire to have better prediction models for clinical outcomes. [...]

Using Medical Algorithms as Clinical Prediction Tools 2016-12-15T09:37:22+00:00

Congestive Chart Failure and Electronic Health Record Systems

2016-12-15T10:05:31+00:00

Years ago you could find patient charts on the oncology or transplant service that were a foot thick or [...]

Congestive Chart Failure and Electronic Health Record Systems 2016-12-15T10:05:31+00:00

How to Use Medical Algorithms During Global Disease Outbreaks

2016-12-15T09:39:01+00:00

One of the most fearful events in medicine and population health is an infectious disease outbreak. From the recent [...]

How to Use Medical Algorithms During Global Disease Outbreaks 2016-12-15T09:39:01+00:00

How to Use Clinical Decision Support Systems for Prescription Reimbursement

2016-12-15T10:28:00+00:00

The  Affordable Care Act has led to an increase in the number of people with access to the US [...]

How to Use Clinical Decision Support Systems for Prescription Reimbursement 2016-12-15T10:28:00+00:00

How to Practice Evidence Based Healthcare in Clinical Settings

2016-12-15T10:07:03+00:00

As physicians, we recognize the importance of evidence based healthcare.  Having  evidence to back up our decisions strengthens our assessments [...]

How to Practice Evidence Based Healthcare in Clinical Settings 2016-12-15T10:07:03+00:00

Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand

2016-12-15T09:47:50+00:00

While medical algorithms can be valuable decision support tools, calculating them by hand can bite you. With hand calculations, [...]

Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand 2016-12-15T09:47:50+00:00

Wearable Technology Gadgets, Medical Algorithms, & Your Doctor

2015-07-16T20:09:42+00:00

You probably have seen the commercials, online ads, and numerous tweets, blogs, and posts about the just released Apple [...]

Wearable Technology Gadgets, Medical Algorithms, & Your Doctor 2015-07-16T20:09:42+00:00

How Physicians Can Expand Their Clinical Knowledge Base

2016-12-15T10:19:52+00:00

Starting in medical school, students must learn how to quickly and successfully search through thousands of easily accessible research [...]

How Physicians Can Expand Their Clinical Knowledge Base 2016-12-15T10:19:52+00:00

The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine, Digital Health, and Medical Calculators

2016-12-15T10:22:37+00:00

With an estimated 1,000,000 telemedicine consults performed in 2014, the floodgates have opened as digital health startups, established providers, [...]

The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine, Digital Health, and Medical Calculators 2016-12-15T10:22:37+00:00

Precision Medicine Initiative & Medical Algorithms: Looking to the Future

2016-12-15T09:54:07+00:00

First receiving mention a few years ago, precision medicine, has entered the spotlight with a request for $215 million [...]

Precision Medicine Initiative & Medical Algorithms: Looking to the Future 2016-12-15T09:54:07+00:00