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Could EMR add costs?

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/05/could-electronic-medical-records-actually-add-costs/
Electronic streamlining of medical records has been touted as a way to save money, against the backdrop of a health care system that is characterized as wasteful. Electronic medical records (or “Health IT”) are supposed to save billions of dollars by eliminating duplicate or unnecessary testing.

But a new study is saying just the opposite: Health IT may actually add cost to health care instead of curbing it.

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