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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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Nurse practitioner Rachelle Quimpo begins an ear exam on Shreya Sasaki at a Kaiser Permanente health clinic inside a Target retail department store in San Diego, Calif., as Dr. Heidi Meyer watches via video. Kaiser says it will train medical students to provide good care beyond traditional medical settings. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.S. taxpayers have poured $30 billion into funding electronic records systems in hospitals and doctors' offices since 2009. But most of those systems still can't talk to each other, which makes transfer of medical information tough. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

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Life online is all about sharing images. Being able to share medical images would make health care a lot easier, patients say. Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Dr. Oliver Korshin says he's just a few years from retirement and can't afford the flurry of technology upgrades the federal government expects him to make. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

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Keeping patient records electronically, instead of on paper, didn't change how much hospitals charged per procedure, a study shows. But critics say billing errors can be more subtle. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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What Looks Like Overcharging By Your Hospital Might Not Be

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Dave Vockell, CEO of the software company Lyfechannel, takes first place — and wins $20,000 — in the Code-a-Palooza Challenge at Health Datapalooza 2014. David Hathcox/David Hathcox for Health Data Consortium hide caption

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Power To The Health Data Geeks

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