The Bush Administration says these 'Electronic Medical Records' are the right prescription to reduce medical errors. Texoma Medical Center is already implementing the new technology.
Computers on wheels is technology that turns the traditional medical chart into the patient's entire medical history. It also helps reduce costs and medical errors that occur when information is written down inaccurately.
But while these E-records give doctors lifesaving information through the Internet, it raises a concern for patient protection.
Some 24 percent of hospitals in the United States say they have fully implemented an EMR system, assuring your personal information is just as secure as online banking. But like with any medical breakthrough, this advancement won't happen overnight.
Texoma medical center says this new plan will directly help Grayson County because they will be able to better communicate with Wilson -N- Jones because often times they examine the same patients.