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Electronic Medical Records - Not as Common as You Might Think

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A recent Wall Street Journal report indicated that only 10% of the nation's hospitals and 7% of physician practices have full-fledged electronic medical records (EMR).  The article goes on to point out that even among those with some form of EMR, very few actually share that information with other providers.

The big government stimulus dollars are an incentive to invest in healthcare IT and the ability to share information among providers is a part of the "meaningful use" test needed to secure the bonus payments.

More meaningful, robust healthcare information systems are the clear goal of the stimulus funding.  As the article points out, there is a lot of work left to do.

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