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Dr.Joanne Gaul, a family medicne doctor at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, checks a patient's medical record on a computer in her office. A study by the Centers for Disease Contro and Preventionl reports that 82.9 percent of North Dakota doctors use an electronic medical records system. the highes in the nation.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

N.D. leads nation in electronic medical records use

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In North Dakota, medical records are more likely than other states to be stored electronically rather than in a paper folder.


A report this month from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said North Dakota health care providers are ahead of the rest of the country in adopting electronic systems to manage patient records.

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Christopher Bjorke
Christopher Bjorke is the news and business editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald include covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry. 
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