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Patient portals could widen health disparities

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient ...

Apr 28, 2015
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Not all elderly Americans will surf to health

Providing health information on the internet may not be the "cure all" that it is hoped to be. It could sideline especially those Americans older than 65 years old who are not well versed in understanding health matters, ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Many patients don't understand electronic lab results

(Medical Xpress)—While it's becoming commonplace for patients to see the results of lab work electronically, a new University of Michigan study suggests that many people may not be able to understand what those numbers ...

Aug 21, 2014
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