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Top 6 tips for e-patients

May 4, 2012, 9:31 am by Healthcare IT News

Gone are the days when patients can afford to be passive about their healthcare, says Nancy Finn, author of the new book e-Patients Live Longer: The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology. read more


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