Ethics & Public Policy Center

The Clipboard of the Future

Published in The New Atlantis, Number 19, Winter 2008, pp. 119-125 on March 3, 2008


Most Americans have instantaneous access to their banking records over the Internet, but they never see their medical records. They do not have ready access to their children's immunization history, they forget the last time they had their cholesterol checked, and they generally have no idea what all the tests they have had over the years mean for their future. In this article from EPPC's journal The New Atlantis, Fellow James C. Capretta explains how information technology could improve American health care.

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