“Katie Abramson carries her medical records wherever she goes in a thumb drive, while Mary Ann Peugeot can pull up her family’s health files simply by typing in a password.
The Nashville women are early adopters of what could become the norm. Beginning Sunday, hospitals nationwide must start demonstrating how they use electronic health records in order to qualify for federal incentive money to completely switch from paper. Physician practices will follow suit in October.”
Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean, 28 June 2011