To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years, all of America’s medical records are computerized. This will cut waste, eliminate red tape, and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests. But it just won’t save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs – it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our health care system.
excerpt from Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama, As Prepared for Delivery, American Recovery and Reinvestment,
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Canada and the United States have stood alone on the world stage, lagging behind with our dismal adoption of computerized health care records.
Now that one of the top priorities of the new US administration is the computerization of all medical records, will Canada still resist medical technology?