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Tuesday, 28 August, 2007

Email saves - not wastes - doctors' time

Patients whose physicians use email tend to come in for fewer office visits, CanadianEMR about recent . In other words, all those concerns that email would eat up doctors' time were unfounded - in fact, email use appears to save time.

Dr Alan Brookstone, who runs the physician-discussion website CanadianEMR, admits that most Canadian doctors are also concerned about other email-related issues, including privacy and security problems and the absence of a public-insurance remuneration model.

I wrote in the June 30 issue of NRM.

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