Meaningful use

Personal health data and medical records

Long wait times defy quick fixes

The solution is really system wide. About a decade ago, it seemed obvious that Canada was going to need a lot more orthopedic surgeons to replace more hips, knees and other joints, in part due to our aging population. … READ MORE

Pre-referral MRIs not often necessary

An MRI isn’t always the best first-choice for diagnosis when patients present with knee pain. While MRI is highly sensitive and it can detect intra-articular pathology, these changes might be associated with … READ MORE

Fixing electronic health records is good

Adding scribes is even better. Scribe Warren Lam (right) works on notes, as attending physician Dr. Laura Burke (center) and Dr. Daniel Willner discuss a patient case, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency … READ MORE

Technology tackles healthcare corruption

Mobile phone technology could help beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research suggests. Innovations such as apps offer opportunities for improving governance in the healthcare sector, particularly in low and … READ MORE

OpenNotes reaches 10 million

The OpenNotes movement is excited to share a milestone — 10 million Americans can now read their medical notes securely online. Overwhelmingly, patients agree that reading their notes helps them feel more in control … READ MORE

Stop the privatization of health data

Tech giants moving into health may widen inequalities and harm research, unless people can access and share their data, warn John T. Wilbanks and Eric J. Topol. Open Effect, a non-profit applied research group that … READ MORE
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