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Vol. 8 No. 15, July 20, 2011

Fact and Stats

Forty-three percent of young American adults are likely to correspond with medical professionals through email, while 38% are likely to schedule appointments online, according to a survey conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive® on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians between March 31 and April 11, 2011, among 1,273 young adults 18 to 26 years of age. The survey aimed to learn about young adults’ health care accessibility and use of medical care services.

Survey respondents indicated that conveniences such as making appointments online, corresponding via e-mail with their physician and having same-day appointments would increase the likelihood that they’d see a primary care physician more often.

Two-thirds of survey respondents have a regular place where they receive medical care, while 78% report having some form of health insurance coverage.

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Source: Young Adults Want a Medical Home, National Survey Finds

Date: June 14, 2011

Around the World

Widespread European e-Health Adoption Spurs CPOE

United Kingdom: Cloud Computing Pilot for Medical Records Launched

Romania: Registration at eLearning portal for family doctors exceeds 2,000

News from Canada

IOntario’s Docs Say Electronic Records a Priority

Infoway Establishes Tech Watch Group to Monitor and Promote Emerging Technologies for Health

Toronto: Ryerson Launches Brand New Health Program

e-Health 2011 Conference Presentations Now Online

Use of EMR by Canadian Physicians Bodes Well for Future of Patient Care (PDF)


Mayo Clinic Launches Facebook-like Site for Health Concerns

KLAS: Total Number of Live HIEs Exchanging Data More Than Doubles in Past Year

AHIMA: The Privacy and Security Gaps in Health Information Exchanges (PDF)

Mayo Clinic, IBM Near Completion of EHR Data Mining, Storage Tools

Industry Speak

Microsoft Pitches Google Health Users, Developers on Moving to HealthVault

Drchrono, Electronic Health Record Platform on the iPad, Closes $675,000 Second Round of Funding

Canadian Market Research

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Infoway Update

Find Out What’s New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway

Worth Noting

CompTIA Tech Summit and Breakaway

AGPN eHealth Conference

MIE2011 (Oslo, Norway)

Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2011

Health 2.0 Europe 2011

83rd AHIMA Convention & Exhibit

ITU Telecom World 2011

CEATEC Japan 2011
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