New research indicates a far greater efficacy in pancreatic cancer drug therapy delivered via implantable device than via IV.
The social media platform Twitter could develop into a useful tool for communicating with the public about cancer clinical trials and for recruiting participants.
Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.
Families of patients with cancer are more likely to seek information online than support.
Despite increase in point-of-care ultrasound training, stethoscopes remain an important tool for clinicians.
Use of telemedicine allows nurses to accomplish tasks more quickly, increases both collaboration and communication.
A noninvasive technique designed to identify melanin pigment naturally found in melanoma tumor cells shows promise for detecting the spread of skin cancer.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has provided guidelines for physicians wishing to become more active via social media.
A new first-of-its-kind mobile app called Breast Cancer Ally serves as a treatment navigator for patients with breast cancer receiving care.
The new EHR regulations modify Stage 2 of meaningful use program and finalize requirements for Stage 3.
Findings based on small study of childhood cancer survivors with treatment-related deficits shows benefits of computerized cognitive intervention.
The software giant's latest software package offers a mea culpa to users left on the wayside of its previous major system upgrade. This article offers an overview of the program's returning favorites and new features for nurses.
Available mobile apps allow doctors to use HealthKit data and keep patient records up to date.
An evaluation of this mobile health app found easy to use for diverse, low-income women.
A new digital program using a Web site and social media aims to meet the unique support needs of women younger than 40 years with breast cancer.
Tips for reputation management include searching for yourself, updating information, and including a professional headshot.
Participants in prosocial versus standard group have higher level of depression, anxiety after intervention.
A video-based educational tool increased comprehension of prostate health terms in patients with a mean literacy level of 7th grade or higher.
Risks groups for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stratified by computed tomography (CT) images through novel softwareNovember 10, 2014
Novel software tool that automatically quantitates adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from noninvasive HRCT images in order to stratify patients with non-small cell lung cancer into risk groups with different disease-free survival outcomes.
A summary of site, platform, and social media use by oncologists in 2014.
Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and ONA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.
Many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be of benefit to their patients.
Supercomputer simulations reveal clusters of a protein linked to cancer warp cell membranes — findings that could help design new anticancer drugs.
A pilot program demonstrated that an acuity tool that accounts for more complex ambulatory infusion treatments allows nurses to increase their productivity.
In Alabama, smartphone technology brings regional resources to patients with cancer; in New Jersey, it motivates adolescent survivors to exercise.
Novel program provides patients with a computer tablet preloaded with app and links to information, data, and providers specific to their care.
Effect of health-related Internet use seen for those with average or less education, health knowledge.
ONS Connections: Computer-tailored intervention increases colon cancer screening in low-income black patientsNovember 18, 2012
A computer-tailored intervention was more effective than a brochure at increasing the completion of fecal occult blood tests and moving low-income black patients toward action.
ONS Connections: Electronic medical record can remind nurses to document post-pain medication scoresNovember 17, 2012
Use of an electronic medical record effectively reminded nurses to document post-pain medication scores, ensuring that prescribed pain medication remains effective.
Identifying symptom patterns can predict variations over time in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancersMay 09, 2012
Visual graphical analysis can help predict the way individual patients will experience side effects of treatment over time by identifying patterns.
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