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Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:14 AM

14. Not everyone knows this, but the ACA is really pushing electronic record keeping:

Reduced Paperwork We have also started work to help your doctors begin using Electronic Health Records that help doctors, nurses, and hospitals communicate with each other about your care. Electronic Health Records make it easier for physicians, hospitals, and others to assess your medical status and make sure that care is appropriate. They can help your doctor avoid redundant paperwork and make sure you get only the right tests and medications so you can get healthy sooner. We also issued rules to simplify the mounds of paperwork that doctors, nurses, and other caregivers have to complete in order to get paid for treating you. We estimate that these changes will save our health care system $12 billion over the next 10 years.

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/blog/2011/10/deliveryreform10172011.html

It would have been impossible 50 years ago, leaving us fumbling for our vaccination records.

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