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From: Your Doctor | Subject: Your Health

This article from early 2007 reports that in a 2005 poll, an overwhelming majority of people said they had never received an email from their doctor. Given the growing use of email in all segments of society and for all kinds of relationships and tasks, the failure to use this easy communications tool in health care surprises many. Researchers say doctors have been to blame for the overly slow adoption of email as a way to share health information with patients. But times are changing and some think it will be sooner rather than later that your inbox will have a message from your physician in it.

by Kim Painter
USA Today
February 6, 2007

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  • Frank November 14, 2007, 11:15 am

    That is something I think would make a huge difference. Now, whenever I go to the doctor I feel like I should be apologizing to him/her for the inconvenience of them having to see me, let alone answer my questions. It’d be great to have a personal relationship with your doctor, and opening up email communication would be a good way to better facilitate that.

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