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Parents want e-mail consults with doctors, but don’t want to pay for them

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System finds that 77 percent of parents would be likely to seek email advice for their children’s minor illness if that service were available, but 48 percent felt that an online consultations should be free.

Administration enlists former CEO to help fix HealthCare.gov

Jeff Zients, former CEO of the Advisory Board Company, has been tapped to lead the tech surge for Healthcare.gov.

Laptop thefts compromise 729,000 hospital patient files

San Gabriel Valley-based AHMC Healthcare (CA) is notifying 729,000 patients of a data breach following the theft of two unencrypted laptops from an administration building.

California HIE taps iBlueButton

California will implement Humetrix’s iBlueButton app as part of a San Diego-based HIE pilot program. The app will let residents review their medical records from all participating physicians.

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