Cancer patients want online access to medical records; Autism Speaks launches automated assessment tool;

> A recent survey of 295 cancer patients found that a majority (74 percent) wanted online access to their medical records, according to Navigating Cancer. Additionally, 72 percent were interested in using personalized tools and resources for managing their care. Only 47 percent of respondents, however, were interested in recording their symptoms and side effects during treatment via online methods. Announcement

> A report published by the Center for Democracy and Technology concludes that decentralized health data is actually less at risk than centralized data, Health Data Management reports. Article

> Autism Speaks this week launched an automated version of its Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT), a tool that helps to screen for autism in children between the ages of 16 and 30 months. The tool offers free online scoring and recommendations. Announcement

And Finally... Don't think I'll be getting my mother a chainsaw anytime soon. Article

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