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Doctors Take up Email to Communicate with Patients

A little bit less than a third of doctors emailed with their patients in 2012, which was up from 27 percent from five years earlier, according to a report by Manhattan Research, a market research firm that analyzes the health care industry. Doctors who do email patients are finding that it is a good way to communicate with patients without playing phone tag. They also hope it will prevent inaccurate online searches and the wrong self-diagnosis. Those who don't use email are concerned about privacy, security, liability, and the potential to miscommunicate important medical information.

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