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Fed Health Tech Chief Talks About E-Medical Records

Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator of Health Information Technology, is responsible for doling out some $100 million in grants to help Texas doctors transition to electronic medical records by 2014. Last week, he was the keynote speaker at a conference in Austin on the impact of e-records, and he toured a clinical simulation that trains University of Texas graduates to become specialists in health information technology. Later, he sat down with the Tribune to talk about protecting patient privacy during the transition, making that switch easier for doctors and how Texas patients will fair when hospitals and doctors' offices — finally — go paperless.

To read more go to The Texas Tribune

 

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