The question of personal health records being private or no seems to beg a yes answer. However, truth is, there are two answers with the real one a shocker. At least it was to me. Perhaps this is the reason many doctors avoid using electronic health records due to privacy concerns.
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African-American, Hispanic or American Indian patients undergoing genetic testing are unlikely to encounter counselors of their ethnic backgrounds.
Mounting home foreclosures and the rising cost of everyday living have forced many Americans to dip into their retirement savings. But tough economic times are not the only threat to retirement security. A new paper released by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), entitled Worker Disability: A Growing Risk to Retirement Security, addresses Americans' lack of awareness of the risks and the financial burden that an unexpected accident or illness can have on retirement savings.
In today's fast-paced climate, people are finding it easy for their emotions to get out of balance, leaving them feeling moody and irritable. To help naturally restore a healthy mood, Nature Made today introduced SAM-e Complete at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Avenue Taxi Stand in New York City. Creating a relaxation oasis in one of America's busiest transportation zones, Nature Made SAM-e Complete polled passengers on their mood and offered tips for achieving a good mood every day.
Most of physicians refuse to use electronic health records because of high prices.
Warning people about harmful effects of radiation from mobile cell phones, the government has asked service providers and makers to avoid promotional advertisements showing vulnerable segments like children and pregnant women using cell phones.
Healthy diet and regular exercising make positive changes in genes and help fight numerous diseases.
Medical doctors have an interesting way of looking at things and events. These ways sometimes stand out in our social setting and that helps Dr. Toni Brayer to list top ten funny ways on how to identify a doctor.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts joins Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in facilitating the download of patient data to Google Health PHRs.
Hospitals need to make the process of live donation easier for potential donors.
What's wrong with selling kidneys? Should we pay donors to increase the supply of organs for transplantation? Doctors debate on organ donation.
A HEAT ALERT has been issued for Sarnia-Lambton by the Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County based on the latest Environment Canada. The alert is due to a combination of high heat and high humidity (greater than 40oC) that can be hazardous to your health.
HHS Secretary Announces 12 Communities Selected to Advance Use of Electronic Health Records in First Ever National Demonstration.
Health Canada is warning consumers not to use the natural health product Trophic Kelp & Glutamic Acid HCl due to the health risk posed by exposure to high levels of iodine.
Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft team up to offer online personal health records accessible from any personal computer.
Proposals to overhaul the approach to obtaining patient consent lack detail, contain advice that is non-specific, and might prevent doctors from making major changes to their practice warns an editorial in this week's BMJ.
Despite the implicit risks of any surgical procedure, the devastating news of a medical mistake is every patient or families worst nightmare. Everyday, millions of patients trust Surgical Teams to successfully handle their lives with the utmost care. Yet the echo of media reports highlighting preventable mistakes consistently exemplifies the necessity for a TIME OUT.
Without real patient controls and compensation for misused data, American medical records are extremely vulnerable to being lost or stolen from these systems.
Summer is right around the corner, and whether you plan to spend lazy days by the pool or crazy days crammed with activities, experts agree it's important to stay hydrated. So don't let the heat take the sizzle out of your plans ... stay cool and hydrated with iced tea this summer, and enjoy more than just a cold drink. With National Iced Tea Month upon us, June is the perfect time to take note of the multitude of benefits this powerhouse drink has to offer.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew's negative pressure wound therapy products will be available in nine of the ten designated metropolitan areas included in the first phase of the competitive bidding program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program.
As warm weather and vacations take people outdoors more often, DSHS officials remind people that they can reduce the chances that they, their children or others will be bitten by a dog.