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Monday, March 28, 2005

It's the Year for E-health Records - Computerworld

It's the Year for E-health Records - Computerworld: "In a recent visit to the Cleveland Clinic, Bush declared that every doctor in the U.S. should use EHRs to improve quality and reduce cost. In his 2004 State of the Union address and during the presidential campaign, he called for the nation to eliminate paper medical records within a decade.
Other countries are doing that. The U.K. has allocated �6 billion to build a network of EHRs. In Sweden, 85% of physicians use EHRs.
Why is all this happening? Simple: The existing medical system is drowning in the inefficiency caused by lack of automation. "


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