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July 07th 2015:Secrecy for Healthcare Errors and Transparency for Patient Health Records

Tom Blackwell, tblackwell@nationalpost.com, Senior National Reporter at Canada's National Post newspaper. He explains why he became interested in healthcare errors and how he developed his work as a reporter investigating these. He highlights the types of healthcare errors and the circumstances in which they commonly occur. He identifies what his work suggests are the most challenging of the challenges involved in getting the facts about healthcare errors, overcoming the secrecy surrounding healthcare errors, and in providing information about healthcare errors to patients who’ve been the subj

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Tom Blackwell, tblackwell@nationalpost.com, has been a health-care reporter at Canada's National Post newspaper for the last 10 years, covering a wide range of topics, from patient safety to the ethical challenges around fertility treatment and the country's growing addiction to prescription narcotic painkillers. He has been at the Post since 2001, and worked before that at two news services and smaller newspapers in Canada. His career has spanned a variety of beats, including politics, crime, prisons and the war in Afghanistan. He covered the SARS crisis in Toronto and in southern China - briefly being detained by security forces there - and reported on the plight of Syrian refugees in Jo
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