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Jul 13, 2016

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Emily S

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Uber, tech company team up to get patients to appointments

A Nashville health care technology company is teaming with Uber to offer patients the chance to schedule a ride to the doctor's office as a way to reduce the number of no-show appointments.

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How to Check Which Apps Access Your Tweets--And Stop Them

THREE’S A CROWD. But when you go to a website it’s rarely a private line between you and your destination. There are often a few third parties there, too: reading your feed, accessing your data, and crunching your numbers. Maybe you gave them your blessing when you first downloaded them, but did...

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Apr 29, 2016

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Emily S

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Tech Execs See Consumers Drawing the Line on Privacy With Health

Consumers have willingly traded some of their personal details for access to social sites like Google or Facebook, and suffer an occasional ad as a result. But once that sharing gets too personal, as with health-care information, it could prompt people to retreat behind a wall of privacy, according...

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Feb 12, 2016

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Emily S

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Pharma gets data for discounts

With the mounting price of drugs, the pharmaceutical industry has taken to subsidizing patients’ costs through copay cards and patient assistance foundations. In return for the discounted or free drugs, the companies request patient data. The drug companies say they’re using the information to...

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Sep 2, 2015

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Deirdre

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Patients Needing Organ Donations Turning To Social Media

There’s 122,000 people in the United States waiting for an organ. Patients who need organ donations are no longer content to sit on a waiting list, they’re sharing their stories on social media in hopes of finding a match.

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Jun 5, 2015

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Emily S

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Tech Rivalries Impede Digital Medical Record Sharing

Since President Obama took office, the federal government has poured more than $29 billion into health information technology and told doctors and hospitals to use electronic medical records or face financial penalties.

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May 26, 2015

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Deirdre

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media - Written by an actual teen

I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble opinion.

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Apr 27, 2015

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Deirdre

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The Cost of Buying Someone’s Soul. Or Tweets.

YOU never forget your first time. Mine was 13 years ago, just after my first book came out in paperback. My literary agent called and said I’d been asked to be a “campus ambassador” for a brand of feminine-protection products. Naturally, I had questions.   Link to full article

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Feb 27, 2015

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Emily

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Caring Is Sharing: How Facebook is changing the ways we feel

I woke up last Thursday to sad news in my Facebook feed. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and prolific author whose work I had admired for years, had announced his own impending death in the New York Times.

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Oct 10, 2014

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Maggie

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'Instagram for doctors' to be launched in Europe

The app was designed to enable doctors to share pictures of their patients, both with each other and with medical students. So far, more than 150,000 doctors have uploaded case photos with the patient's identity obscured. However, some experts have expressed concern about patient confidentiality....

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