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Linda Bergthold is a health policy consultant and a blogger for the Huffington Post. She has over twenty-five years of experience in health care and was a working group leader in Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Reform Task Force in 1993. She has been an advocate of health care reform for two decades in California and nationally.

Health Information Technology Has Come to My Town

Linda Bergthold | April 28, 2011
All the talk about information technology in health care was just an abstraction to me until it actually came to my town. I read about all the money the federal government was spending to spur the development of electronic medical records, but most of my records were still stored in those vast walls of color coded folders. Then my medical group introduced a new IT system that allows patients to do a lot of fantastic things online ' for FREE!