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Patient management

From managing appointments to admittance and coordination of treatments to billing – patient management is a complex field in which everything revolves around the patient. Keep reading for the latest developments and application examples.

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Article • Benefits of seated placement

Patient positioning during cancer radiotherapy: Upright is alright

The concept of delivering radiation therapy to cancer patients seated in an upright position is undergoing a major resurgence. Evidence is already highlighting that patients feel more comfortable…

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News • Language barriers for health information

Chatbots get less accurate when health queries are not in English

Chatbots like ChatGPT generally deliver servicable results when asked for healthcare advice. However, new research suggests that the LLM's accuracy drops when languages other than English are used.

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Interview • Documentation assistance

Virtual scribes free up physician's time from eHR

Physicians using a virtual scribe spend significantly less time in the eHR, a new study finds. This reduces their burden and frees up time for patient care – and AI could push this even further.

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Article • Transformative technology

Generative AI in healthcare: More than a chatbot

‘Computer, why did the doctor take that MRI scan of my leg? And what did it show?’: Popularized by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, generative artificial intelligence (AI) is already beginning to see…

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News • Mobile health technologies

Contraception counseling: Doctors shy away from digital methods

Pregnancy prevention apps, fertility-tracking wearables and more: Digital tools have expanded the range of contraceptive methods – but are rarely discussed at the GP's office, a new study shows.

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Article • UK research project

"Our Future Health": Shifting from curative to preventive care

As a result from better living standards and medical advances, population longevity increases – a development which, paradoxically, current healthcare systems are ill-prepared for, Sir John Bell…

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Article • Radiation protection debate

Patient shielding: a relic from the past of radiology?

Against a backdrop of changing technology and reduced patient dose, a new momentum is emerging within radiology to eradicate patient shielding. The subject has been extensively debated and researched in recent years but there is now a growing consensus to end the practice, apart from with a few exceptions. The topic was the focus of a session at ECR 2023 in Vienna where different perspectives…

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