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Trends Update — Electronic Medical Records: Pogue Mugs On CBS and Interviews Blumenthal While Australia Shows How It’s Done

floppy-disk1David Pogue waded into the EMR narrative this week, with a piece on CBS News that took a look at the U.S. efforts with an interesting focus on Kaiser’s EMR efforts. Pogue follows up with a blog post containing a transcript of his full interview with David Blumenthal.  Interestingly, the main negative angle in his CBS piece is cost; but as we’ve noted, many providers are offering loans or guarantees or both to cover the cost until the federal payments kick in.

Meanwhile, Australia is only three years away from a full national EHR system, complete with a lifetime ID and scary music for the privacy-related segments:

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