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Work begins on national e-health record network

AP/Yahoo News, September 30, 2009

Doctor's offices and hospitals have slowly started the difficult switch from outmoded paper records to sophisticated electronic systems in a bid to improve care and cut costs. Complicating matters, though, is that the industry still has to figure out how to ensure the records don't get locked into just one healthcare provider's computer network and can instead follow patients as they move around, reports the Associated Press.