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Technology eases medical record-keeping

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August 10, 1999
Web posted at: 12:29 p.m. EDT (1629 GMT)

(CNN) -- Historically, most doctors have spent more time doing paperwork than treating patients. But new computer technology is helping to change that.

Doctors are using handheld wireless computers than can instantly retrieve up-to-the-minute lab tests and patient information with a touch of the screen.

Doctors can access computerized medical records from anywhere with just a password, computer and modem.

Many doctors feel these computerized systems make care more efficient.

Medical Correspondent Dr. Steve Salvatore takes a closer look at medical record technology and the way it is revolutionizing medicine.



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