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Standardizing data in EHRs could improve patient matching, study says

The standardization of demographic data like home addresses or last names could boost patient matching accuracy, according to a new report. WHY IT MATTERS The study, recently published the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, was led by researchers at Indiana University and supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report also noted that… Read More »

This Study Highlights How Diet Can Influence Your Risk Of Anxiety

We’re well versed in considering our physical body and aesthetic appearance when making choices around food—perhaps opting for a low-carb, high-fat diet in order to reach your fitness goals, or steering clear from dairy, gluten and other inflammatory foods in order to try and keep skin conditions like acne at bay. What we consider less,… Read More »

COPD False Positive Diagnosis Found in the Majority of Study Cases

February 13, 2019 Share this content: Overdiagnosis of COPD was also more likely to occur in individuals with higher education levels, wheeze, or concomitant heart disease or asthma. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is prone to false positive diagnosis, according to an article published in CHEST. Misdiagnosed individuals may be at risk for adverse side… Read More »