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Stimulus Money Aims to Move Country Toward Electronic Medical Records

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:47 AM

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A portion of the economic stimulus package that's gotten little attention so far re-ignites an ongoing debate in the healthcare industry. The federal government is setting aside $19 billion to encourage hospitals and doctors to adopt electronic medical records. In northeast Ohio, depending on where you go to get your healthcare, your medical records will be kept quite differently. Plain Dealer reporter Sarah Jane Tribble gives us a status update of where the region's major health systems stand technologically and how this $19 billion is intended to be used. She spoke with ideastream®'s Eric Wellman.

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