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Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Can Save Lives: Regina Holliday's Story - UPDATED

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Published on Oct 10, 2011

Learn more about Regina Holliday's story at http://bit.ly/n6GD7V

Watch how access to electronic medical records could have saved Regina's husband's life.

Regina Holliday tells the story about how her husband Fred's life could have been more comfortable and potentially saved if his health records had been stored as an electronic health record (EHR) instead of on paper.

Fred Holliday was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and throughout his diagnosis and treatment was unable to conveniently obtain his medical records. Access to his paper medical records was nearly impossible to get, was costly and extremely time consuming.

Regina knew that if her husband's records had been stored as an EHR both her husband's doctors and she would have had access to the health information instantly, thus allowing for the coordination and continuity of care required of a cancer patient.

EHRs allow doctors to provide more effective treatment to their patients.

To learn more about EHRs, please visit:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's website: http://www.healthit.gov

Official ONC Blog, Health IT Buzz: http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ONC_healthit

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