Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Utah To Create Health Records Exchange Without Central Database

The Utah Department of Health is leading an effort to streamline the exchange of medical records without creating a central database that puts security or privacy at risk.
Secure exchange of electronic medical records and other health information, called "eHealth," is touted as safer for patients while improving care and reducing costs. Utah is a national leader in the use of electronic medical information, says Barry Nangle, director of the health department's Center for Health Data.

By Lois M. Collins
Deseret Morning News

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