Meaningful use

Personal health data and medical records

Why can’t you email your doctor?

Email may be the preferred communication method with clients in many industries, but many health care clinics are still relying on phone and fax to connect with patients. Only about 11% of Canadian primary care doctors communicate … READ MORE

Letting patients read the doctor’s notes

The patient, a wiry businessman in his 50s, needed a copy of his medical records to bring to a specialist for a second opinion. He assumed that getting the copies would be straightforward; the records were, after all, his. By Pauline … READ MORE

Figure 1 is Instagram for doctors

Like Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 app now has 500,000 users. One billion cases viewed 18 Sep 2015. Figure 1 Inc.’s Richard Penner, left and Gregory Levey show their medical image-sharing app Tuesday. Glenn Lowson for The Globe … READ MORE
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