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Western NY launches patient record exchange

Associated Press, January 23, 2009

Doctors in western New York have a new, electronic way to access patient records with the launch of the HEALTHeLINK Western New York Clinical Information Exchange. One goal of the health data exchange system is to reduce medical errors and avoid costly duplicative tests. The system is also a step toward Gov. David Paterson's goal of creating a unified statewide system where doctors can access records that are now scattered among different clinics and offices.