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What The Doctor is Thinking | Patients Want Records

What The Doctor is Thinking | Patients Want Records

Some doctors are taking an unusual new approach to communicate better with patients—they are letting them read the notes that physicians normally share only with each other. After meeting with patients, doctors typically jot down notes on a range of topics, from musings about possible diagnoses to observations about how a patient is getting along with a spouse. The notes… Read more →

Clinical data often undervalued, underutilized ... More Data

Clinical data often undervalued, underutilized … More Data

A study of health care organizations and health plans found that most are not prepared for the onslaught of data expected under meaningful use requirements. Electronic medical records carry the promise of physicians being able to analyze patient data to identify trends and patterns that might help patient care. But health care organizations are failing to see that potential, because… Read more →

  Social Media in Health Care: Barriers and Future Trends

Social Media in Health Care: Barriers and Future Trends

Social media has invaded health care from at least three fronts: innovative startups, patient communities and medical centers. The Health 2.0 movement has nurtured dozens of startups with creative concepts to revolutionize health care: tools from vertical search and social networks to health content aggregators and wellness tools. Patient communities are flourishing in an environment rich with social networks, both… Read more →

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