The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting that New Jersey will attempt a state wide EMR: ‘…An electronic health records system would improve the quality of health care and make health information available when and where it is needed,” Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Donald Bryan said. “Diagnostic tools would suggest the best medical practices. Medical errors would be minimized. Payers and specialists would be able to avoid unnecessary tests and the system would lower administrative costs…’ They have high hopes indeed for this system. Depending upon the implementation, the reality could be different. Thanks to Medical Informatics Insider for this link.