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Inviting patients and care partners to read doctors’ notes: OpenNotes and shared access to electronic medical records

A JAMIA study on the OpenNotes program at Geisinger Health System correlates offering patients access to provider notes with improved patient-provider communication and improved patient confidence in managing their care.

Health files make for a juicy target for thieves

The Boston Globe report notes that as cyberattacks on healthcare industry targets rise, attacks on retail businesses are plummeting.

Things Are Looking Bad For Jawbone

Investment firm BlackRock has dropped the price of its equity in Jawbone to less than 1 cent per share, and raised the likelihood of Jawbone being sold from 50 percent to 75 percent.

Unpacking the innards of Theranos’s new Zika-detection box

TechCrunch reports that Theranos will try to push its newly unveiled “miniLab” through the FDA approval process under the emergency use authorization fast-track because it is capable of detecting the Zika virus.

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