Healthcare News & Insights

Why patients’ Google search data could positively impact health care

The future of predictive medicine may not just rest on electronic health record (EHR) data or genetic testing. There may also be some value for hospitals and clinicians in analyzing personal search engine data to improve patients’ health care. 

‘My therapist just friended me!’ Awkward ethics of the digital age

The traditional boundaries between patients and physicians are blurring as social networking grows. Can clinicians accept a patient’s “friend” request? Should your therapist read your blog? What are the new boundaries?

Patient-controlled health records — will they help?

A major hospital is now offering patient- or consumer-controlled health records for the first time — and most of the health industry is waiting to see what the results will be.