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US Olympians Using Electronic Health Records for First Time in London

US Olympians Using Electronic Health Records for First Time in London
By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | July 10, 2012

Olympians see a lot of doctors and medical personnel, so members of the US Olympic team will be able to use electronic medical records in London to keep track of all their aches, pains, injuries and recovery

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The US Olympic team will be traveling lighter summer, by several thousand pounds.

For the first time, the 500+ delegation will be leaving behind reams of paper, in the form of medical records, in favor of electronic files that will enable athletes and doctors alike to do a better job of coordinating the team’s medical care.

“I would say that I’ve probably seen at least 30 doctors in my lifetime,” says Alex Morgan, a member of the US women’s soccer team. “I couldn’t even tell you how many different medical records I have all around the country and outside of the country. It’s a huge benefit to have it all in one place.”

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