The federal government is intent on jump-starting a national network of electronic health records, but what role will retail pharmacies play in the emerging infrastructure?
As part of its effort to reform the nation's health care system, one of the signal goals of the Obama administration is to promote the development of a national network of electronic health records (EHRs) shared by doctors, hospitals, labs and retail pharmacies. Under this network, all of a patient's health care providers would be privy to critical health data, from diagnoses and test results to medications and allergies; it would build on electronic medical records that some physicians ...
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