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March 24th, 2005 · No Comments

SF Chronicle writes: “In Santa Barbara County, a network of hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies and doctors is pioneering new technology that will allow medical professionals with different computer systems to share clinical information. The initiative may well be a first step toward the creation of a national patient-care data bank…The promise is the creation of a system that will link local networks to create large regional networks that will better track patient care as well as reduce redundant tests and unnecessary paperwork that result from incompatible data systems and lack of communication. Eventually, the regional networks will talk with one another, in effect creating a true nationwide medical data repository.”

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