Bush’s backing of digital medical records seen as boost to healthcare


By Jack Beaudoin

The push for an electronic health record received a major boost Tuesday when President George W. Bush identified a computerized patient record as part of the cure for the nation’s healthcare woes.

Bush’s views on the need for 21st century healthcare technology came in what’s considered his most important political speech of the year – the nationally televised State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. Analysts say an estimated 60 million Americans tuned into the primetime address on Jan. 20. Bush’s healthcare IT remark was brief but to the point: By computerizing health records,” he said, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.” Read more

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