To be actively involved in your own medical care, you need to understand the basics about electronic medical records, health information exchanges, and more. Check out our primer.
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A patient portal is a secure website that is typically connected to an EHR or a secure messaging system. The portal may allow patients to access a provider-based PHR and/or a subset of information within a healthcare organization's EHR. Patients can use PHRs to complete forms online, communicate with their providers, request prescription refills, pay bills, review lab results, and schedule medical appointments. The government's EHR incentive program is increasing the adoption of patient portals by requiring that visit notes be made available to patients electronically. Ask your physician if his or her practice has a portal and what you can use it for.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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