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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:E324
  1. Douglas Kamerow, editor

    The Internet changes everything, and health care is no exception. The Internet is already one of the leading sources of health information, both for patients and clinicians. Some day we will have fully integrated and secure electronic health records accessible to patients and authorized professionals anywhere there is Internet access, which by then will be everywhere.

    One of our challenges right now, however, is figuring out the role of email in the clinical relationship. Most patients have access to email, and virtually all doctors do. …

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