MELD Scoring for Liver Transplants in Need of Sex Adjustment, Study Says
(MedPage Today) -- Laboratory traits used in the calculation of sodium-adjusted model for end-stage liver disease (MELDNa) scores placed women at a distinct disadvantage, researchers reported. In an electronic health record (EHR)-based study of... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Scientists identify characteristics to better define long COVID
Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 16, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk prediction in clinical settings-additional considerations for face-to-face screening and machine learning approaches - Devylder JE.
Elsewhere in JAMA Network Open, Wilimitis and colleagues1 set out to resolve a central debate in suicide prevention: do face-to-face risk screenings or electronic health record-based machine learning algorithms provide greater public health benefit? They a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Considerations for observational study design: comparing the evidence of opioid use between electronic health records and insurance claims - Young JC, Dasgupta N, St ürmer T, Pate V, Jonsson Funk M.
PURPOSE: Pharmacoepidemiology studies often use insurance claims and/or electronic health records (EHR) to capture information about medication exposure. The choice between these data sources has important implications. METHODS: We linked EHR from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cessation Program in Cancer Clinics May Reach More Tobacco Smokers
FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 -- A low-burden point-of-care intervention, featuring an electronic health record-enabled smoking module and decision support tools (ELEVATE) is associated with increased reach and effectiveness of smoking cessation treatment,... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - May 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early prediction of central line associated bloodstream infection using machine learning
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare costs. Despite the high prevalence of CLABSIs in the U.S., there are currently no tools to stratify a patient ' s risk of developing an infection as the result of central line placement. To this end, we have developed and validated a machine learning algorithm (MLA) that can predict a patient ' s likelihood of developing CLABSI using only electronic health record data in order to provide clinical decision support. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare contacts with self-harm during COVID-19: an e-cohort whole-population-based study using individual-level linked routine electronic health records in Wales, UK, 2016-March 2021 - DelPozo-Banos M, Lee SC, Friedmann Y, Akbari A, Torabi F, Lloyd K, Lyons RA, John A.
INTRODUCTION: Reduced rates of help seeking by those who self-harmed during the COVID-19 pandemic have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To understand changes in healthcare service contacts for self-harm during the COVID-19 pandemic across primary, emerge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Nature Walks
In early April 2022, about two dozen children and their families gathered beneath the redwoods in a regional park near Oakland, Calif. They sat with a physician, Dr. Nooshin Razani, beneath the branches of the ancient giants, breathing the fresh air and discussing the phenomenon of fairy rings—when a mama tree is cut down, the baby trees grow up in a circle surrounding the stump of the parent tree. These families are taking part in a program Razani runs at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. (Marc and Lynne Benioff, who are philanthropic supporters of UCSF Benioff Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jillian Mock Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

A stakeholder-informed ethical framework to guide implementation of suicide risk prediction models derived from electronic health records - Yarborough BJH, Stumbo SP.
OBJECTIVE: Develop a stakeholder-informed ethical framework to provide practical guidance to health systems considering implementation of suicide risk prediction models. METHODS: In this multi-method study, patients and family members participating... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Alerts Improve Prescribing of HF Quadruple Therapy: PROMPT-HF Alerts Improve Prescribing of HF Quadruple Therapy: PROMPT-HF
An alert in the electronic health record increased the use of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with heart failure in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2022!  
National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2022!  Did you know that many NNLM member organizations are public health departments and organizations? Membership is free. Members are eligible for: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.   Free resources for public health professionals include:   Continuing Education Courses, such as:   How PubMed Works: Introduction, April 6, 2022 How PubMed Works: Selection, April 8, 2022  Making Sense of Numbers, April 12, 2022  How PubMed Works: Me...
Source: The Cornflower - April 6, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog National Public Health Week Source Type: news

Predicting falls in long-term care facilities: machine learning study - Thapa R, Garikipati A, Shokouhi S, Hurtado M, Barnes G, Hoffman J, Calvert J, Katzmann L, Mao Q, Das R.
BACKGROUND: Short-term fall prediction models that use electronic health records (EHRs) may enable the implementation of dynamic care practices that specifically address changes in individualized fall risk within senior care facilities. OBJECTIVE: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

EHR Pop-Ups Spur Better GDMT Implementation in Heart Failure
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- A large health system took advantage of its electronic health records (EHR) software to increase utilization of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) in the outpatient setting. In the PROMPT-HF study, clinicians... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 3, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

A hybrid model to identify fall occurrence from electronic health records - Fu S, Thorsteinsdottir B, Zhang X, Lopes GS, Pagali SR, LeBrasseur NK, Wen A, Liu H, Rocca WA, Olson JE, Sauver JS, Sohn S.
INTRODUCTION: Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury in the elderly. Electronic health records (EHRs) offer the unique opportunity to develop models that can identify fall events. However, identifying fall events in clinical notes requires advan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fast-growing Incisive Consultants lands investment, will nearly double employee base
This Overland Park-based electronic health record consulting company tripled its headcount and doubled its client base last year, helping it reap $5.2 million in revenue, more than a 100% jump from 2020. (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news