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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.

Protecting medical records with blockchain

Medical records are an important feature of patient health review. As the information is sensitive, control of data is critical. Some providers are issuing apps to help to maintain and protect records, based on blockchain.

A person’s heartbeat can be used as a password

New York - It is now possible to protect sensitive medical records by using the heartbeat of the patient as a unique identifier. The idea is to ensure patient privacy is protected.

Medical records scanning for the holidays

Both individual patients and healthcare providers who plan ahead will put medical records scanning on their holiday agendas. Read on for these medical records scanning tips.

Med records privacy breached in mystery phone call Special

Sarnia - A Sarnia, ON woman is asking how a medical company knew details of her surgery when they tried to persuade her to change surgeons.

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.

Simple blood test can determine how long you have left to live

A simple blood test that measures the length of telomeres will be able to determine with accuracy how much longer an individual has to live, but ethical and legal questions abound.

Anti McCain Attack Ad by Two Liberal PACs Just a 'Press Stunt'

An aggressive attack ad launched this morning against John McCain’s health, which featured unflattering images of his melanoma scars and demanded the release of his medical records is just a stunt.

Google Considering Future in Health Information Management

Google announced yesterday, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, that it is considering applying its web search technology to solve health information issues. The company also looks to create method for transportation of personal medical records.

Microsoft HealthVault: Online Personal Medical Records

Microsoft beat Google in this medical venture by introducing HealthVault, an online website for personal medical records to record and share medical conditions with doctors. HealthVault is open for everyone and can add records for family.

More than 7,000 People Every Year Die from Doctors' Poor Handwriting

Doctors' sloppy handwriting leads to a high number of medication mistakes.
 

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Patricia Pede of Sarnia  ON was  stunned  when someone from a private medical company  phoned her to...
Patricia Pede of Sarnia, ON was "stunned" when someone from a private medical company phoned her to discuss details of a surgery she had never spoken with the company about.
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