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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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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. Eric Whitney for NPR hide caption

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Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

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As the doctor examines a patient, medical scribe Connie Gayton records the visit using a microhone tethered to her laptop. Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR hide caption

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

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Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

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Heather Garris, a custodian of medical records, organizes patients' files at Colorado Springs Internal Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colo. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records

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Patient William Wishart, age 4 months, looks on as Dr. Melanie Walker uses a portable computer to enter information from his exam into an electronic medical records system, in North Raleigh, N.C., in November. Chris Seward/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Growing Pains As Doctors' Offices Adopt Electronic Records

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Electronic medical records can have drawbacks, too. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Computerized Health Records Breed Digital Discontent For Some Doctors

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Transporting reams of athletes' medical information has become a major burden for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and is one reason it's switching to electronic medical records. Andrew Villegas/KHN/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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