electronic medical records
the good things about EMR
The electronic medical records are more efficient and trustworthy than the paper records. I'm in favor for the electronic medical records. The EMR would cost lots of money but it would also save money from buying paper all the time. It would reduce errors made by the medical system and it would take less time to fill out a record for a new patient. The data from a patient can be tracked and renewed over time without having to start with a new piece of paper each time. Identifying the patient is easier and faster.
Barack Obama and the EMR
He was involved with a campaign called "Break the Red Tape". The campaign was about all doctor and medical offices had to use electronic medical records instead of the paper records. He also made a speech to go along with the campaign.