Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial #fibrillation

Researchers found that the risk for AFib climbed as one’s height increased, with every one-inch increase in height translating to about a three percent increase in risk of Afib–independent of other clinical factors–as compared to those at average height (5 feet and 7 inches). “Our findings suggest it may be beneficial to incorporate height into risk-prediction tools for AFib,” said the study’s lead author Michael … Continue reading Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial #fibrillation

The Association Between Perceived Electronic Health #Record Usability and Professional #Burnout Among US Physicians

To describe and benchmark physician-perceived electronic health record (EHR) usability as defined by a standardized metric of technology usability and evaluate the association with professional burnout among physicians. ..Mean ± SD SUS score was 45.9±21.9. A score of 45.9 is in the bottom 9% of scores across previous studies and categorized in the “not acceptable” range or with a grade of F. On multivariate analysis … Continue reading The Association Between Perceived Electronic Health #Record Usability and Professional #Burnout Among US Physicians