Wal-Mart Is Piloting E-Health Record System

And so it begins.

With a major player like Walmart pushing it digital records will be on the way. Once people realize how much faster , easier and cheaper it is to go digital we will wonder what took so long.

Wal-Mart has begun rolling out personal electronic health records to a handful of employees as part of a plan to eventually provide more than a million of the retailer’s workers and their dependents with digitized health records.

By offering employees secure access to digitized information — such as prescription drug records, lab results, and more — about their own personal health, Dossia member companies like Wal-Mart hope workers and their dependents will be better prepared in making health care decisions, as well as become more proactive in participating in wellness and preventative care programs.

Wal-Mart Is Piloting E-Health Record System — Wal-Mart — InformationWeek.