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How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.

Thanks to technology, Gary Sullivan enjoys a new kind of relationship with his doctor. If he wakes up with a routine health question, the 73-year-old retired engineer simply taps out a secure message into his doctor's electronic health records system. His Kaiser Permanente physician will answer...

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Apr 14, 2015

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Deirdre

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Who Owns Medical Records: 50 State Comparison

As part of their Health Information & the Law project, representatives from George Washington University’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a comparative map that outlines who owns a patient's medical records in each state.  

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The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating’s doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

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Sep 17, 2014

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Maggie

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Medical Labs Make Test Results Easier for Patients to Understand

As more patients gain direct access to lab reports and test results, health care providers are offering new tools to help them navigate the maze of numbers and use the data to better manage their own care.

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Sep 2, 2014

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Maggie

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Patient care is a team sport, so UCSF built a social network-inspired platform to reflect that

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has been building a secure new clinical communications and collaboration platform, and it’s already being used by hundreds of doctors and other caregivers at UCSF Medical Center.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records to Find Drug Problems

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records to Find Drug Problems   No one likes it when a new drug in people's medicine cabinets turns out to have problems — just remember the Vioxx debacle a decade ago, when the painkiller was removed from the market over concerns that it increased the risk of heart...

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