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Why Cardiac Device Companies Want Patients to See Their Own Data


In an ongoing series, I have been touching on multiple issues involved in cardiac patients and the data derived from their implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, which is heretofore unavailable directly to them.  I have not fully discussed the viewpoint of … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physicians Don’t Want Patients to Have Their Cardiac Device Data


There is a groundswell of discussion concerning patients demanding to have direct access to data derived from their implantable defibrillators and pacemakers. I have discussed in other articles why patients deserve their data and the benefits derived thereof.  There are … Continue reading

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Data from Implantable Defibrillators and Pacemakers: The World’s Best Kept Secret


       The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, states that patients have a right to their electronic health record including test results.  Implantable defibrillators and … Continue reading

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