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Online patient medical records will challenge radiologists and others

April 2, 2008 Online patient medical records will challenge radiologists and others John C. Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More than a decade after the shift to PACS became firmly established in radiology, a national movement toward digitizing all medical information appears to be gaining traction. Google and Microsoft, two of the biggest players in the digital world, have launched efforts to provide free storage of personal medical records online. Until now, the idea of the digital personal medical record has remained a victim of the highly diverse and fractious U.S. medical economy. Individual facilities, and sometimes even groups of them, may have digitized elements of the medical record and, certainly, the reports and images that occupy a PACS. But if you were to go outside that particular network, you might as well be in another continent. For most records, paper transfers still rule the day.

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