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Another PHR Program that Violates Your Privacy

I learned this week that a loved one who has been battling cancer for many years was encouraged to sign up for an online personal health record (PHR) called Caring 4 Cancer. It’s a perfect example of the kind of PHR that I think can be dangerous for patients because there is no privacy. Even […]

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Microsoft offers Health Vault – Don’t Do It!

For the past four weeks, listeners of my radio show have heard a series of tips I’ve given about PHRs – personal health records. The underlying message has been: keeping your personal records in digital format can be a good thing. But do not — under any circumstances — move them to the web! No […]

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