An Unfolding Success Story: Electronic Medical Records Transition Moves Ahead
Stateline: Transition To Electronic Medical Records Gradually Taking Hold
It's hard to think of any major portion of President Obama's health policy that hasn't engendered intense argument. But one at least comes close: the provision of the 2009 federal stimulus law that pushes medical practices to update their record-keeping for the 21st century. The aim is to ensure that all of the nation's medical records are computerized by 2014. There seems to be a broad consensus that increased use of electronic data will improve the quality of health care in the country and ultimately lower costs (Vestal, 11/28).