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EMRs Use in the U.S. in Recent Years

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The current administration’s incentive for EMR adoption has generated a lot of excitement in the healthcare industry. By 2015, all physician practices and hospitals are required to have implemented an EMR system. Wide adoption of EMR would address many of the problems bedeviling the U.S. healthcare system through interoperability and easy access to current patient records. This would make the healthcare system more efficient, improve quality of care and reduce health care costs by minimizing medical errors, redundant tests and redundant procedures.

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Making EMR Doctor-Friendly

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In a speech in January 2009, President Obama said Electronic Medical Records (EMR) would “cut waste, eliminate red tape and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests. It just won’t save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs — it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our healthcare system.”

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