BY DAVID OATWAY
Electronic records in long-term care
"By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care."
President George W. Bush, 2004 State of the Union address
"Ensure that all Americans have secure, private electronic medical records by the year 2008."
Sen. John Kerry, presidential platform
"...develop a strategic plan to create a comprehensive national healthcare information infrastructure that encompasses public-sector and private-sector health information activities, and that includes a national agenda to guide policymaking, technology investments, research, and integration with ongoing health care and health care information technology activities."
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, S. 2003-
Health Information for Quality Improvement Act
"Paper kills.... A paper-based system is an ignorant system."
Newt Gingrich, Center for Health Transformation summit, June 15, 2004