Incompatible Health Record Systems Risk Consumers’ Health and Waste Money

As internet became more ubiquitous, the expectation of benefits of electronic medical records grew rapidly.  Healthcare workers saw reductions in lost records triggering duplicative procedures (an annual $25 billion waste), hand-carrying CDs of imaging studies, fewer unintelligible hand-scrawled notes, and a superior means of consulting on cases among professionals who are rarely available to talk […]