Electronic health records a "strong priority" for US government

May 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, pE315
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by the U.S. The Obama administration have been emphasizing on the adaptation of EHRs to improvise the health care and cost effectiveness. According to David Blumenthal, coordinator for health information technology of the U.S., EHRs are the priority of the U.S. The U.S. is expected to invest 27 billion dollars to implement EHR system in the medical industry.


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