Archives Archives 5 October 2008

| Vol. 5 No. 20, October 15 2008 |


At least three-quarters of all Internet users look for health information online, according to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Of those with a high-speed connection, 1 in 9 do health research on a typical day. And 75 percent of online patients with a chronic problem told the researchers that "their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition." …

Can online information be trusted? The answer, increasingly, is yes. Earlier this year, a report in the journal Cancer looked at 343 Web pages about breast cancer that came up in online searches. The researchers found 41 inaccurate statements on 18 sites - an error rate of 5.2 percent. Sites promoting alternative medicine were 15 times as likely to offer false or misleading health information as those sites that promoted conventional medicine, the study found.

Source: Logging On for a Second (or Third) Opinion
Date: September 29, 2008


12 European Countries Take First Step across e-Health Borders

Bronx RHIO First to "Go Live" in New York City; Now Sharing Patient Data From 55 Care Sites

Factors Influencing the Quality of Medical Documentation When a Paper-based Medical Records System Is Replaced with an Electronic Medical Records System: An Iranian Case Study


Protti Foundation Recipients 2008

The 'Core Data Set' - How much Information is Really Needed?

These iPhones Could Save Your Life


Patient Satisfaction Higher at Most Wired Hospitals

Health Information Technology: A Few Years of Magical Thinking?

Wireless Technology: Mobility and Electronic Health Records

The Patient's Perspective of Computerized Records: A Questionnaire Survey in Primary Care


NextGen® EMR Receives 2008 CCHIT Certification (PDF)

AllscriptsMisys to Drive Healthcare Transformation

Iron Mountain Acts to Improve Health of Hospital Medical Records


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


Progress vs. Privacy: Who Should Have Access to My Medical Data? (PDF)

CIHR Health Information Summit

Electronic Health Information & Privacy Conference

HealthAchieve2008: eHealth Sessions

The World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition

COACH Fall Forum: The Legacy Issue: Managing Transitions and Reducing Risk on the e-HR Journey

ITCH 2009: Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics: From Research to Practice

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