Non-coronavirus medical care: Going to the doctor has changed, so what can you do?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Non-coronavirus medical care: Going to the doctor has changed, so what can you do?

The simple act of going to the doctor has changed in the era of coronavirus (COVID-19). In general, most of us don’t want to go to the hospital or doctor’s office unless we absolutely have to, and that feeling is multiplied exponentially in this time of coronavirus, when it seems obvious that a hospital is […]

Using Open Notes to keep medical records: Peter Elias tells how

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: Patients want to know what’s in their doctors’ records, and doctors need to tell them. While this is not common practice right now, it could be. Dr. Peter Elias, a family doctor in Maine and a fellow member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, made this mini-video telling how he does it.

Correcting your medical record: A Maine doctor’s suggestion

Summary: Medical record-keeping is broken. In the attempt to get from paper records to fully electronic ones, medical records companies have taken the opportunity to make competing products, which has made for complicated problems: records are still full of errors, they cannot be transferred easily between providers in many cases, and as a result the […]