Unformatted text preview: Many doctors have the fear that patient records will be able to be stolen and sold to the highest bidder. The records that are not sold may be held until the patient pays money to get them back. Even then whoever stole the records may have other copies. Another challenge is the cost to go fully electronic. It will cost millions of dollars to get the system up and running. They say in the long run the system should pay for itself. In the United Kingdom almost 90% of the medical field uses electronic medical records. Here in the United States only about 30% uses electronic records. Eventually the medical records will be all electronic and paper records will no longer be used....
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- Spring '11
- Physician, hard time, electronic medical records