Harvard Health Letter

Technology and your health: A quick-start guide

Electronic devices such as computers and smartphones are now common tools used in health care. Doctors use them to access electronic medical records and health apps. The information can be shared with patients to help them understand their treatment. Doctors also use them to send information to other physicians and to communicate with patients. Patients and their families can use electronic devices to gain access to their health records, to communicate with their doctor, and to ask for prescription refills.
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