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Electronic medical records, Bloomberg reports D.C. at bottom of list

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With today's technology, it's hard to imagine that many medical records are  stored in file cabinets and not on hard drives. And according to Bloomberg, D.C. is at the bottom of the heap when it comes to doctors going digital.

According to their 2012 ranking of all 50 states and the nation's capital, 22.4 percent of D.C.'s office-based doctors used basic electronic medical records. The national average is 39.6 percent. We're talking about information like prescribed medications, allergies, recent doctor visits and a patient's medical history.

Maryland was at 27.4 percent. Virginia came in with 30.2 percent. States like North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin ranked at the very top of the list with the best digital records.

 

 

 

 

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