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Medicare Is Faulted on Shift to Electronic Records
New York Times

The conversion to electronic medical records — a critical piece of the Obama administration’s plan for health care reform — is “vulnerable” to fraud and abuse because of the failure of Medicare officials to develop appropriate safeguards, according to a sharply critical report to be issued Thursday by federal investigators. The use of electronic medical records has been central to the aim of overhauling health care in America.