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Dr. Dan Mitchell, a psychologist at the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown updating an electronic mediacal record. Photo: Joanna Richards
Dr. Dan Mitchell, a psychologist at the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown updating an electronic mediacal record. Photo: Joanna Richards

New York working towards statewide health records system

Hospitals have been working for years to digitize patients' medical records, and now New York state is expanding a system to centralize the record-keeping of multiple hospitals.

A patient's medical history may be in the computer at their primary care doctor's office. And their records may be digitized at the hospital they've been treated at. "However, many of those systems can't easily or fluently communicate with one another," said Dr. Rainu Kaushal, who chairs the Weill Cornell Medical College's healthcare policy program.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/67272961@N03/6123892769/">jfcherry</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: jfcherry, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY closer to online patient access

The state is one step closer to giving patients access to their medical information online. The e-Health Collaborative has announced nine finalists in their competition to design an online patient portal.  Go to full article

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