10/30/2009

Electronic medical records provide instant access to patient records and are shown to boost efficiencies and cut costs, but studies indicate most health care providers still are using paper records. Kaiser Permanente is leading the shift, allowing doctors to immediately see lab and test results and patients to access medical data online. "No matter where I go within Kaiser, no matter what doctor or pharmacy, and even from one Kaiser facility to another, the information is always there," one patient said.

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