An article appearing in the May 27, 2005 issue of iHealthBeat reports on the the recent announcement of a working group formed to study the adoption and implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) in West Virginia.
The iHealthBeat article links to an article appearing on the WTRF website about the EMR efforts and the appointment of Dr. Julian Bailes to chair the workgroup. A more in depth article by Juliet A. Terry and titled "State Makes Push for Electronic Records" appears in the May 27, 2005, edition of The State Journal.
The article also reports on the following related news:
Leaders from West Virginia's Davis Health Systems recently met with National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Brailer to share details about the health system's rural health care information infrastructure. For more on Dr. Brailer's connection to West Virginia see my post on Febuary 10, 2005.