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U.S. Eyes Standardized Electronic Health Records

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U.S. Eyes Standardized Electronic Health Records

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U.S. Eyes Standardized Electronic Health Records

U.S. Eyes Standardized Electronic Health Records

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The Department of Health and Human Services announces plan to computerize and standardize health records over the next 10 years. The new system, which would make patients' records available nationwide, is aimed at boosting privacy standards and improving health care efficiency. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.