Many of us have lied to our doctors at some point in our lives, or at least not divulged the entire truth when questioned about our symptoms or lifestyle habits. Perhaps it was the fear of being scolded or ridiculed that stopped us from being completely honest.Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am
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The fact that life goes by too fast was proved last week when I was called to schedule a dreaded Pap smear test. I could have sworn that I endured the procedure just months ago, but no, they said, it's been two years. The My Medical app is designed to spare you such unpleasant surprises.6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Eight years ago, Dr Jeff Goldsmith presented health care executives with a fictional scenario in which a man awakes one morning in 2013 and puts his hand on a touch pad.14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
A retired doctor has been found guilty of failing to provide copies of medical records for an insurance claim despite repeated requests by a patient.
The Medical Council will send Dr Choi Man-yee, 66, a warning letter after a complaint by Pang Chun-yip, who was Choi's patient from 1985 to 2007.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
An incomprehensive follow-up system where social and health workers seek out psychiatric patients who fail to turn up for appointments could create violent 'time bombs', psychiatrists and patients' groups say.10 May 2010 - 12:00am
The Hospital Authority is investigating how a doctor from United Christian Hospital lost personal data involving 47 patients.25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Lawmakers have cast doubt on the costs of a proposed electronic health-care-record system, including the creation of four directorate posts - which will mean HK$5.8 million a year in taxpayers' money.10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
The Medical Council has been ordered to rehear a complaint against a surgeon accused of claiming fees for services he did not provide.
Timothy Teoh Sim Chuan had been charged and found guilty of disciplinary offences for presenting to a health fund vouchers for consultancies that had not taken place.2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Public clinic medics claim big workloads
Public clinic doctors say they are forced to provide 'second-class' care to patients because heavy workloads leave them with less than six minutes for each consultation.14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Phone conversation billed as consultation, hearing is told
A doctor has been accused of issuing false documents about his attendance and overcharging a patient.10 May 2007 - 12:00am
What the committee of inquiry and the Hospital Authority internal audit should look into, according to medical sources:
How serious is the billing arrangement problem?10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
'Deflated' charges found on some patients' official invoices
Private operation bills at the University of Hong Kong medical faculty have been tampered with and the whereabouts of patient payments remains a mystery, sources close to the investigation said.10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The Hospital Authority says a pilot project to share electronic patient records with private doctors has drawn a good response since it was launched in April.
Project convenor Choy Khai-meng said more than 5,300 patients and 500 private doctors, private hospitals and health management bodies had registered.27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
A new regulation offering patients greater protection in the event of medical blunders has been formally announced.
Xinhua yesterday released details of the regulation, which will be implemented in September.
It supersedes a 1987 circular which has been widely criticised for being outdated, inadequate and ambiguous.15 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Medical staff were misguided if they expected the Patient's Charter to make their lives easier. As its title indicates, the document was designed so users know the standards expected from hospitals and what they should do if they think their treatment does not meet those standards.24 Mar 2001 - 12:00am