Experts: EHRs, disaster planning would benefit seniors

06/25/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The government could help the senior population during disasters by adopting electronic health record systems, implementing disaster-planning exercises and improving communication among federal, state and local government units, experts said during a Senate panel hearing. The use of EHRs could enable the government to ensure the availability of medications and other health care services to seniors, said Richard Besser, a CDC official.

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