Makers of personal health records (PHRs) are using the chaos and fear created by this year's hurricane season to try to win the public over to their products, a logical strategy which could win over customers if handled properly. Supporters of electronic medical records are pursuing a similar strategy in Washington, arguing that EMR technology could help play a major role in shaping a government response to future disasters or potential national security threats like a biological attack by terrorists or an avian flu pandemic.
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