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Trends Update — Electronic Medical Records: Military and Vetrans System Should Speed Adoption, Standards

In a speech Thursday, President Obama announced that the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will set up a system that will ultimately provide “unified lifetime electronic health record” for members of the armed services. 

Any large-scale government implementation like this is bound to help set standards and encourage adoption by other providers.  With luck it will also, over time, provide data on cost-savings and care improvements.

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