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Electronic medical records could be shared between health systems, allowing doctors to share information and possibly improve care. Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com

It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

What if you never had to pick up a medical record or image from one doctor to take to another? That capability already exists, but it's not being well-utilized. Here's a look at why.
The opt-out period for My Health Record runs from July 16 until October 15. Shutterstock

My Health Record: the case for opting out

Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
There’s more you could donate besides blood, organs and tissue. Cropped from pulmonary_pathology/flickr

Why you should donate your data (as well as your organs) when you die

Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.

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