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Many OK to Link Social Media to Medical Records, Study Finds

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 5, 2015

A study in BMJ Quality and Safety indicates many patients may be willing to link their social media to their medical records, potentially providing doctors with more insight and improving care.

“[R]eal-time mining of social media context could be revealing allergies, medications, or health problems that are otherwise unknown, which could alter treatment decisions in an emergency situation and be life-saving,” says Dr. Eliza Weitzman, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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