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It's been nine years since Congress approved $40 billion in incentives to spur adoption of electronic medical records. What have we achieved? Rampant frustration among docs and patients, for starters.
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Implementing electronic health records has been a goal of the U.S. government for years. Using information technology in health care has great potential but the whole process turned out to be very slow.

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My son's soccer injury prompted a few reflections on medical costs and coordination of care – issues more easily contemplated from a safe distance than from the emergency room.

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Why are part-time elected officials in California getting such expensive full-time health benefits? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Data security experts have discredited de-identification as a privacy method for medical records and other personal information, but the Texas health department (Texas Department of State Health Services) has sold and given away Texas hospital-patient data since 1999 using de-identification. The agency even sells exact patient data, including date of birth, to those passing a committee review of their "research project." Such data is not restricted to university or healthcare center researchers. 

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