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Unformatted text preview: was able to see that another doctor just a week ago wrote a patient a prescription for a thirty day supply of Lortab. This will help to identify people who may have an addiction to prescription drugs. There are also many concerns over the use of an on line medical records database. The most important factor would of course be getting all providers to store their medical information in an electronic format, and having a consistent system that everyone could access. Then there is of course the issue of how secure the database would be. There would be a need for heavy security to protect hackers from getting into the database and accessing the medical records of patients. More over creating an on line database of patient medical records will save millions of dollars each year, improve the quality of health care, and reduce medical errors....
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