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.
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.
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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.
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Dr. Billy Oley (left) talks with Dr. William George in the Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge, Mont. The hospital became part of the Billings Clinic system in exchange for help with its digital medical records.
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