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Online medical records process ‘cumbersome’ in valley
The Desert Sun

When patients across the Coachella Valley wind up in emergency rooms, they undergo a battery of tests, screens and samples. Sometimes they are prescribed heavy medications with names they might not remember or recognize.

When they go to a primary care or specialist doctor later on — or even switch providers, doctors may have to call hospitals or request the medical records that are then faxed over. This can take hours or days.