Tag Archives: Patients

ONC: Patients must balance benefits of third-party apps with risks

While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing to empower patients to access and share their electronic health information, ONC is warning about the inherent risks from third-party apps. In March, ONC issued a proposed rule requiring healthcare providers to offer patients’ access to their electronic health information through secure, standards-based… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »

India Accounts for 60 Per Cent of World's Leprosy Patients: Japanese Philanthropist

Photo Credits: Getty Images New Delhi, January 29: A Japanese philanthropist working to eradicate leprosy in India has said that 60 per cent of its patients in the world are in this country. Speaking at an event here on Monday evening, Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, said that his organisation, Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation,… Read More »