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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Doctors, Patients Size up Online Records Differently


“Patients and doctors have dramatically different visions about the value of access to physicians’ notes about their patients, a new survey from Harvard Medical School released Monday shows. The study, which will appear in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that 80% of doctors surveyed worried their patients aren’t educated enough to understand their notes freely available online, while 80% of patients say the information will empower them to take charge of their health.” (USA Today)

What about third-party access?

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“The Peril to Our Privacy” by Sue A. Blevins