Pelosi Promotes Electronic Health Record Efforts
Electronic Health Record
Oregoncould become a national leader in the effort to create centralized electronichealth records in the U.S., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesdayin Portland, the Oregonian reports. Pelosi said that EHRs areessential for lowering medical costs, reducing medical errors and improvingcare in rural areas.
Pelosi said, "This is the future. I see
Pelosi delivered her comments after a roundtable discussion at Oregon Health & Science University with local medical experts, hospitaladministrators and lawmakers including Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) and Gov. TedKulongoski (D). Pelosi has undertaken an "innovation agenda" duringwhich she will promote technological progress and an increase in the number ofscientists, mathematicians and engineers who graduate from
In related news, Kulongoski at the meeting announced that
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