Despite Incentives, Doctors' Offices Lag On Digital Records

Colorado Public Radio's Eric Whitney, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and  NPR, reports: "The good news: Colorado is working to help kids stay current with their immunizations and has a computerized registry where any provider who gives a child a vaccine can report that information. The bad news: The state's computer system is not compatible with most of the computer systems doctors use, so many practices don't update the central database because it's just too much extra work, according to Dr. Allison Kempe, a researcher at the University of Colorado" (Whitney, 1/22). Read the story.

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