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Personal health records (PHR) and patient portals have huge benefits for patient care. However, some of the most vulnerable groups of patients face barriers to using these technologies. A 2014 study measured the Internet use of 19,000 Americans age 65 or older who did not reside in nursingRead More
Anyone that is unfortunate enough to have to deal with a mental or physical health condition knows that managing symptoms is a daily obligation. Doctor visits will be more frequent with an ongoing condition, and at best, a patient may get 15-20 minutes with their care provider every 3 or 4 months depending on the necessity of follow up care. So the other 99% of the time, patients are left to fend for themselves with a visit summary document or some personal notes to navigate the management of their condition.Read More
The sad reality is that sometimes, a visit to the hospital or a healthcare provider can make patients more sick. A famous 1998 study, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System," by the Institute of Medicine unnerved the medical community with its assertion that 98,000 Americans die from medical errors each year.Read More