NY setting up system of medical records

Created: 06/03/2014 6:30 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Don't look now but New York State has been quietly building a system of comprehensive medical records with plans to open computer links where both patients and doctors can retrieve entire health histories. The statewide health information exchange was begun in 2007 and so far there are 10 regional exchanges that are now being stitched together. More than $900 million has been spent so far building the information network about half that money from federal funds.

Patients must sign consent forms to have records included, all subject to federal privacy restrictions.

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