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Google under fire for its efforts to access health records

Tech giant Google continues to face criticism for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. A Wall Street Journal article published on Saturday, entitled “Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records,” reported how the vendor has struck deals with some of the largest… Read More »

Telehealth laws and regulations in 2019 have set the stage for increased access and use

In some ways, 2019 has been a banner year for telehealth. The remote care delivery model has been gaining traction among patients, particularly those who have grown up with technology. As the model becomes more legitimate in the eyes of providers and consumers, it becomes more widespread, and could help to mitigate the effects of… Read More »

HHS official says timely access to medical records is a right

Roger Severino, the Trump administration official tasked with enforcing civil rights in medicine, knows what it’s like to overpay for healthcare. Severino, the director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, recently sought medical care for a foot injury that required surgery. The day before the surgery, his… Read More »