18 Jan Board will make 5-year plan for electronic medical records
Madison, Wis. — Governor Jim Doyle has named 16 people to a board that will develop a plan for statewide adoption and exchange of electronic health records in five years.
Electronic health records could put information on patients into doctors’ hands more quickly, freeing it from stacks of often handwritten papers. But it can’t work without standards for how the electronic records should be stored and shared – if a computer system can’t read a medical record because it’s made for a different system, it’s even less functional than handwriting.
The first meeting of the new board, which Doyle formed by executive order in November, will be January 23.
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