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AMA suggests ways to encourage use of patient portals

(HealthDay)—Measures can be taken to encourage patients to use patient portals to help ensure practices meet current Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, according to an article published by the American Medical Association ...

Jul 17, 2015
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Patient information too high for patients' literacy

More than 90 per cent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients is higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new study published in the June issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American ...

Jun 01, 2015
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Teens turn to Internet to cope with health challenges

At a time when teenagers are grappling with new and often confusing health concerns, the overwhelming majority—84 percent—turn to the Internet, according to the first national study in more than a decade to examine how ...

Jun 02, 2015
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Tearing down the barriers to care transitions

New research could soon automate hospital discharge communication, adding critical data and cutting the time it takes the information to reach community health care providers from weeks to hours.

Jun 17, 2015
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A new era for genetic interpretation

Millions of genetic variants have been discovered over the last 25 years, but interpreting the clinical impact of the differences in a person's genome remains a major bottleneck in genomic medicine. In a paper published in ...

May 27, 2015
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Oh, to have Dr. Facebook on call!

If it were up to Internet-savvy Americans, more of them would be emailing or sending Facebook messages to their doctors to chat about their health. That's the result of a national survey led by Joy Lee of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Jun 24, 2015
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