Health Information Management

Lifetime EHR for veterans should serve as national model for longitudinal record, experts say

HIM Briefings, July 1, 2009

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When Deb Howard, 42, of Kingwood, TX, was discharged from the military in 1992, she received eight years of paper medical records in two tattered and worn-out folders.

Those records include valuable health information, including every diagnosis and drug prescribed during her military career—but Howard has no idea where they are now.

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