This week Dell will become the largest U.S. employer to mandate electronic medical records (EMRs) for employees, BusinessWeek reports. CEO Kevin Rollins is expected to announce an initiative at a healthcare forum in Tennessee today that will make 26,000 of the company's employees EMRs. The records will allow employees to track insurance and prescription data as well as medical information. Unlike earlier programs which have relied on employees to enter data, the new system will automatically capture data on test results and treatment. WebMD will provide the technology behind the employee records, which will technically be personal health records.
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