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Canadian Medical Association launches online health consultations

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:794
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Vancouver

    The Canadian Medical Association has launched a health portal with a direct and secure link for patients to share the data they input with their doctor in online consultations.

    The portal uses secure messaging, an application that offers a private channel of communication between doctors and patients, as a safer alternative to email. Patients and doctors can communicate online about matters such as monitoring chronic disease, follow-ups after appointments, and prescription renewals.

    The health portal is Canada’s first doctor …

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