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Trends in 2009 Update: Hospital Hits Electronic Medical Record Milestone

As the momentum behind electronic medical records builds, New York-Presbyterian Hospital — with the help of the Microsoft Health Solutions Group — has  kicked it up a notch with MyNYP.org, an electronic personal health record.  According to a report in the New York Times on Sunday:

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital … is the first large institution to move beyond the pilot stage this week as it begins to offer consumer-controlled health records for patients…

The NYP initiative facilitates the transfer of medical information into personal electronic records that are not tied to any institution.  According to the Times, Google has entered into similar partnerships with large healthcare providers so there’s more to come.

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