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Report: Electronic health records still need work

CBS News / Associated Press, January 30, 2012

America may be a technology-driven nation, but the health care system's conversion from paper to computerized records needs lots of work to get the bugs out, according to experts who spent months studying the issue. Hospitals and doctors' offices increasingly are going digital, the Bipartisan Policy Center says in a report released Friday. But there's been little progress getting the computer systems to talk to one another, exchanging data the way financial companies do. "The level of health information exchange in the U.S. is extremely low," the report says.