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Technology is changing the way we live. It ought to be changing the way medicine operates. And it is, at Cleveland Clinic. I envision the day, one day, when all of us will have our own electronic medical record that will be safe, will be private, and that will make healthcare more efficient.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH JANUARY 27, 2005

 

Cleveland Clinic has one of the best health information technology systems in the country. And that means they can track patients and their progress. It means that they can see what treatments work and what treatments are unnecessary. It means they can provide better care for patients. They don’t have to duplicate test after test because it’s all online. They can help patients manage chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure and asthma and emphysema by coordinating with doctors and nurses both in the hospital and in the community.

And here’s the remarkable thing: they actually have some of the lowest costs for the best care.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA JULY 24, 2009

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