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People who lie while texting take longer to respond

Ever been trading a flurry of text messages when there’s an awkward pause? Well, new research shows you probably should be suspicious. A Brigham Young University study finds when people lie in digital messages – texting, social media or instant messaging – they take longer to respond, make more edits and write shorter responses than [...]

In Prevention Of Hospital-Acquired Infection, Informatics Tools Are Underutilized

Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute has found that these technologies’ capabilities are underutilized by those on the front lines of preventing and reporting infections. The new study [...]

Patients Often Dissatisfied When Doctors Utilize Digital Diagnostic Tools

Health care practitioners now can access patients’ data using electronic medical records, which often include information systems that assess individuals’ medical histories and clinical research to facilitate doctors’ diagnoses. A University of Missouri researcher says the increased use of computerized clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) leads to greater patient dissatisfaction and could increase noncompliance with [...]