"It would be nice if medical professionals never lost patient
information. But unfortunately, doctors and other healthcare
specialists are only human. And the running cliché that
doctors' handwriting is hard to read is often repeated for a
reason. During his presentation at the Red Hat Summit in Boston,
Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, discussed four key reasons why medical
records should be stored online. Storage, compliance, patient
access and community are among the (supremely productive) Halamka's
supporting reasons for his claim that online medical records will
ensure a national standard of healthcare..."
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