13 Jan Obama announces plan for electronic health records for everyone
Posted at 08:38h in Digest, Health Technology 0 Comments
President-elect Barack Obama announced as part of his economic stimulus plan that he wants all U.S. residents to have electronic health records within five years.
When questioned, Obama said that he hoped to begin the economic stimulus package through Congress as early as his first week in office. He said in his speech that electronic health records will not only save billions through cutting waste and eliminating the need to repeat medical tests, but that they also will save lives by reducing medical errors.