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Good morning Teresa! @hopeful33250, Cloud security for medical data has always been one of my top concerns too. I was a little concerned when I found out Google would be helping Mayo Clinic so I was happy to see the information from this article made public.

Mayo Clinic: Google will not have independent access to patient data

The following Q & A may provide some answers to any questions you might have — Mayo's approach to patient data management, security and digital health: Key thoughts from CIO Cris Ross

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@johnbishop – there is a lot of upside to Telemedicine and on line records. I had a appointment this last week over the phone with my Oncologist. No trip to the office, it was great. This of course will not work for any physical examination.

Even more important, previous to that, I was able to share a Pet Scan with my Oncologist that was taken at the Mayo Clinic by using the Patient Portal. That was priceless!!! There was no waiting for the physical data to be sent via courier or any other physical means.

Telemedicine speeds up the health care process and should be easier on our environment as an added benefit.