I came across this article a week or so ago. It's no LOL: Few US doctors answer e-mails from patients | ajc.com
I am really intrigued with this area of the medical management process. I love email as a mean of communicating and receiving information. I find I am more thoughtful about how I am communicating I am always surprised, that something that would seem like such a time saver, from the patient POV, would not be embraced by doctor's. It seems like such a no brainer. I have read there are security issues.... patient confidentiality challenges, and . While I can understand, I think it ultimately comes down to the fear factor of patient liability issues.
I am wondering what other people think about this issue. Please share your thoughts.
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