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Yes. Most hospitals have converted over to computer filing systems because of a recent law recognizing the problems patients were having trying to find their paper file records when they hadn't been to that doctor in a while. With the new system you will be able to find your records at any time, very easily.

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Q: Do hospitals keep electronic medical records?
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Do all hospitals keep electronic medical record?

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