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Headache patients wait years before seeing specialists – Healio

PHILADELPHIA — Patients with headaches may seek medical help for years before being referred to a headache specialist or tertiary care clinic by their primary care physician, according to a study presented at the American Headache Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. “Headache disorders are one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting up to 72 million Americans,… Read More »

OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs

OpenNotes has gained major momentum over the past decade in its efforts to convince providers that patients have the right to access the clinical notes in their electronic health records. This week, the initiative announced that more than 40 million patients across some 200 health systems are using secure portals to see their doctors’ notes.… Read More »

NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinicMatthew Horwood/Getty By Adam Vaughan A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial. Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the… Read More »