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Once seen as the place technological innovation went to die, health records are seeing a resurgence of interest as companies roll out creative new ways to let people interact with their health information.

One of those startups, PicnicHealth, has a clear mission: Make it possible for users to access all of their medical encounters, no matter how unwieldy the format. The company has built a system to field everything from PDFs to unstructured doctor’s notes to let its users focus on self-care rather than data management.

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