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Do electronic health records bring down health care costs?

Not really: Unfortunately they only increase health care costs dramatically. While there are few undeniable benefits, the overall strain on the medical system is unsustainable. ...Read more

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Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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To talk about my personal health conditions?

To talk about my personal health conditions?

HealthTap Prime: Please consider using HealthTap Prime to get real time answers to your health conditions. Additionally, you should consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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How can you clear your mental health records?

How can you clear your mental health records?

Protected Info: Hippa is the federal agency who's job it is to protect out privacy in healthcare related issues. Hippa has published well defined rules and regulations regarding medical records. Information placed in the medical record can never be removed. One has the right to inspect their records and offer written corrections. The provider may or may not accept the changes. All this becomes part of the record. ...Read more

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Who can view my health information online?

Who can view my health information online?

No one: The usa has extremely strict (some would say even beyond-the-need) laws protecting the privacy of your medical records. ...Read more

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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

NO: Under privacy laws they can not, unless you provide written permission - either generic or on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling ?

Best things you can have on your smartphone for free 24/7 mental health counseling ?

I have mixed: feelings about smartphone counseling. It's one thing to have instant access, or easier access, but it's not quite the same as the real thing. Surveys say 80% of clients are "OK" with this counseling approach, but the number of providers who like it may be much less. Legal troubles also abound, particularly for diagnosing and/or prescribing during the first visit without an in-0ffice visit. ...Read more

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H Do you deal with mental health issues?

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Do you deal with mental health issues?

Mental Health: Yes, there are clinical psychologists and psychiatrists serving on Health Tap. Please ask you question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

Differnt ways: People with mental health issues tend to neglect their physical health. In addition conditions like anxiety and depression can cause deterioration of physical health. All illnesses are both physical and mental. Every month professional journals are indicating how this occurs. Some of the processes are simple and some are very complex. ...Read more

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Are naps good for your mental health?

Are naps good for your mental health?

Naps: Some cultures hold afternoon naps in high regard for long term productivity and tension reduction. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Can dentists assess your overall health from your mouth?

Can dentists assess your overall health from your mouth?

Dental\Medical: Some medical issues can cause changes in color, texture, tissue changes in soft tissues of mouth (tongue, gingiva, cheeks, etc. However, these are usually in extreme and specific cases and not a good indicator of general health or sickness. Therefore a comprehensive routine dental and medical checkup is advisable. ...Read more

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Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

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