Why Has It Taken Us So Long to Adopt Electronic Medical Records?

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Yes, it is extremely surprising that as care is lagging compared to any other industry in terms of digitalizing this critical information, which is about saving lives, avoiding medical errors. There was a study done by GOM, by Institute of Medicine published last September in 2012, which says that 30% of the healthcare dollars we spend is wasted, and cost millions of medical errors and upto 100,000 deaths in a given year.

And in those eras and those days are mainly caused by the fact that the upto date information about the given patient is not verifiable when a physician is about to make a diagnosis or prescribe a treatment, and a lot of that could be avoided, indeed if information could be accessed in real time at.