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Chronology of Breaches for 2008 uploaded

The chronology of medical- or health-related breaches that were published in 2008 is now available on this site for the first part of this year. It will be updated several times during the year. So far, there are 26 incidents in the chronology. If you are aware of other incidents not including in this...

Paperless patients

Daniel Lee writes in the Indianapolis Star: A patient walks into a doctor’s office for the first time and immediately is handed a clipboard holding a form asking for all sorts of information on that person’s health status and medical history. NoMoreClipboard.com, a Fort Wayne medical technology startup, hopes to tap into consumers’ frustration...

Privacy shield crucial for online health records (opinion)

Dr. Deborah Peel of PatientPrivacyRights.org writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Now America is on the threshold of entering the digital era of health record keeping. Google and Microsoft have just introduced health record keeping software. Congress is considering standards to make health record systems interoperable, allowing easy access to records using different software...

Health 2.0: A Promising Prescription (opinion)

TechNewsWorld columnist Sonia Arrison writes: Google’s recent announcement that it is creating a home for personal health records online is a natural outgrowth of Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 consumer Internet focus. The question this raises is whether a market-driven system is better for keeping health records than one run by the government. Groups like...

NCCN Conference Offers a Peek into Internet Medicine’s Future

A press release from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Soon the Internet may hold your medical record where you and your doctor can access it at all hours. Even if you are undergoing a complicated chemotherapy regimen, your computer may prompt you to follow doctor’s orders and, via a daily questionnaire, alert your doctor...