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Aetna to offer wealth of health data online

Victoria Colliver writes in the San Francisco Chronicle: Aetna Inc. is offering its members a new online search tool that connects to easy-to-understand articles, local doctors who specialize in their needs, as well as cost information based on their personal health record and benefits. The service is a result of a partnership with Healthline...

New Hampshire health providers oppose records bill

Tom Fahey writes in the Union Leader: A bill that would give patients specific privacy rights in electronic medical records is drawing opposition from hospitals and health providers. The bill due for a vote tomorrow tries to balance privacy concerns against the move to electronic medical records, which the health industry says will increase...

Want to Know More About PHRs?

Michael S. Gerber writes in the Washington Post: With hundreds of options, how do you choose a personal health record (PHR), assuming you’re so inclined? Here are some suggestions. For general information: The American Health Information Management Association runs myPHR.com, a Web site that provides information on personal health records. The site lists PHRs...

Microsoft Health vs. Google Health

Craig Stoltz writes in the Washington Post: Personal health records, or PHRs, were all the buzz at last week’s health-tech conference in San Diego — especially recent entries by Google and Microsoft that have the rest of the industry energized, focused and at least a little bit frightened. Bill Reid, director of Microsoft’s HealthVault...

Center for Democracy & Technology Launches Health Privacy Project

From a CDT press release: Today the Center for Democracy & Technology (“CDT”) announces the launch of a major project on health privacy and information technology. To fulfill an ambitious agenda CDT is joining forces with the Health Privacy Project, which for ten years has been an independent organization headed by privacy pioneer Janlori...