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EHR: A ‘one-stop shop’ for patients’ medical records
Chico News and Review

As a document-heavy enterprise, the health-care industry has an addiction to paper. Medical records, not to mention bills and correspondence, require reams and reams of printouts—stored in thick manila folders, collected in huge filing cabinets. Each medical office, clinic and hospital maintains its own set of records, multiplying the amount of paper per patient to a mass that would make an ecologist cringe. Over the past two years, the federal government has sought to curb this addiction.