Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Silicon Valley should lead in cutting patient paperwork

Silicon Valley should lead in cutting patient paperwork: "The quickest way the governor can substantially cut health care costs is by insisting the state bring medical forms and documentation of patient history into the 21st century. Converting the state's antiquated system for keeping medical records could cut the costs by as much as 25 to 30 percent.

As an added bonus, the use of electronic medical records will cut down on the number of patient deaths caused by medical errors, help doctors spot disease outbreaks faster, reduce the number of repetitive medical tests and efficiently provide essential information to medical professionals in the event of a disaster, such as a major earthquake."

And where California goes, the rest of the world will follow !

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