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Four more Google tools useful for doctors in India

In follow-up to one of the most popular articles on mdCurrent-India, Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians, here are four more Google tools you can use. If you have a free Google account, you already have access to these tools, and some are even available without… 

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Are your online passwords safe?

Today, nearly everyone has passwords for email, banking, social media, and other Web sites. As a doctor, your passwords may protect your email and social media accounts, your practice website, patient information in an EMR/EHR system, and even your money. Passwords are guessed or stolen every day, often by people… 

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How technology can boost your efficiency

Sometimes as doctors, we are the cause of bottlenecks in our own medical offices. After all, we only have 24 hours in a day, and the number of patients we can see, examine, and talk to is going to be limited. “When used strategically, technology can help to amplify a… 

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What you need to know about the new breed of ‘e-patients’—high-tech, informed, and engaged

I am now seeing a new type of patient—the e-patient. Many of these highly informed, high-tech patients come to my referral clinic from Pune and Bangalore—the Silicon Valley of India. “E-patients are often experts about their own conditions or illnesses—and they are happy to share their expertise with others.” -Aniruddha… 

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Personal health records make medicine more patient-centered

One of the easiest ways to make medicine more patient-centered is to routinely ensure that patients have access to the information in their own medical records, including their medical history, laboratory results, diagnoses, and treatment plans. Going a step further, patients also can be encouraged to add to the record—including… 

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Getting social: How to engage patients through Twitter and Facebook

Social media Web sites such as Twitter and Facebook are popular worldwide. Thanks to mobile phone applications, or “apps,” users access these sites throughout the day to share updates about their lives with their friends, family, and other contacts.  “These are great new channels that allow doctors to communicate with… 

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What is information therapy?

As doctors, we educate and inform patients every day. Some people call this patient education or patient communication. I like to call it information therapy, which can be defined as a prescription of the right information, for the right patient, at the right time, to help make a better health… 

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