California hospital notifies patients of missing x-rays; Are iPads overhyped for doctors?;

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> El Centro Regional Medical Center this week notified patients that x-rays provided to a trusted vendor went missing from a storage warehouse and may not have been properly destroyed. The missing documents include patients' x-rays, paper jackets containing the films, and occasionally written interpretations; however, the California hospital has no information that these documents were improperly viewed or accessed. Notice

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> The use of Apple iPads for certain tasks in an internal medicine residency program fell short of initial high expectations, although users reported overall satisfaction with the tools, according to study results published in an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> The Army's wide use of telemedicine is evolving from fixed-based access sites to highly mobile programs using cell phones, according to a report in Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

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