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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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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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News • Telemedicine study

Most patients in favor of online GP consultations

The largest-ever study of patient views on online GP consultations saw a strong backing for the new option. Important benefits named were greater convenience and flexibility, but also efficiency.

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News • Medical communication

Research shows why doctors should listen more to their patients

Clinicians tend to disregard patient self-assessments for their diagnostic decisions, new research suggests – a mistake that might cause those patients unnecessary harm.

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News • Playkits ahead of medical scan

Reducing kids' MRI anxiety with papercraft and VR

Giving children a virtual/augmented (mixed) reality playkit to use ahead of an MRI scan seems to ease both their and their parents’ anxieties about this procedure, a new study suggests.

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News • Interaction with cancer patients

Experts raise ethics concerns posed by patient-facing AI in oncology

Bioethics researchers call on medical societies, government leaders, clinicians, and researchers to work together to ensure AI-driven healthcare preserves patient autonomy and respects human dignity.

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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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