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When an adolescent patient requests confidential services, here’s what you need to know about their rights and your responsibilities.
From remote monitoring of chronic diseases to virtual assistants in the exam room, technology will improve practice.
Patients connecting with your practice through the Internet require fewer staff and generate lower costs.
Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.
Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.
Some physicians and patients have been reticent to embrace online portals, but the changing nature of health care will accelerate the process.
It can improve communications, practice efficiency and maybe even the bottom line. Just don't expect all your patients to join you online … yet.