Now That EMR Is Mainstream, A Look Back

mhTo hear it from a couple of dozen enthusiastic vendors, the concept of putting personal health histories on a safeguarded Internet site is logical and laudable.

Providers get access to vital information in emergencies and better information in the everyday situations that call for all the clues they can get to diagnose a problem.

Personal medical records are appearing on the Internet in various forms and stages of development. The field, which scarcely existed a year ago, is exploding with activity. “It’s very early on, but in a couple of years, we’re going to look …