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New framework proposed to protect patient data and privacy

Health data is a valuable commodity and while many people take steps to protect their privacy this often becomes an uphill struggle, given the number of loopholes. How can patient consent be better sought? A new framework has been proposed.

Q&A: Technology improves patient medical records Special

IllumiCare is a technology that complements the electronic medical record and is growing in popularity in hospital systems around the U.S. The system provides clinicians with real-time clinical and financial intelligence.

Risks of poorly designed electronic health records

There are many advantages with electronic health records, from avoiding lost files to portability. However, if records are not well-designed this can put patients at risk.

Why medical records access needs to be digital: Interview Special

A new study, by Ambra Health, found 1 in 3 patients in ther U.S. cannot easily access their medical records. This impacts on how patients interact with health technology, like the iWatch. To find out more, we spoke with Ambra's Morris Panner.

Ontario electronic health records facing questions about cost Special

Why is Ontario spending on eHealth when it already has a computer-based system functioning? That question is being tossed around as eHealth defends its use of a new system.

Medical Center Employee Indicted For Selling Celebrity Records

Lawanda Jackson is a 49 year old woman and a former employee of UCLA Medical Center who was accused and indicted of accessing medical records for high profile people and selling the information to media outlets.

Laptop Containing Confidential Files On 9/11 Victims Stolen From Ground Zero

Frank DePaolo, director of special operations for the Medical Examiners Office was parked near Ground Zero when the discovery of the stolen laptop was made.

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