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CBS Video Details Electronic Medical Records Conversion, Issues



October 14, 2009 By

CBS News' 10-minute video gives a short but comprehensive look at the issues and the realities of electronic medical records It includes a personal horror story by Dennis Quaid on a medical mistake that almost cost the lives of his then 12-day-old twins, and how simple bar-coding of medications and use of scanners can prevent that from happening. The video covers the benefits, costs, privacy concerns and other issues related to converting to electronic medical records with real-life examples from Kaiser Permanente. David Pogue -- New York Times tech columnist and GTC keynote speaker -- moderates.


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