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This article is the eleventh in a series (links to the previous articles are printed with the article) exploring electronic health records (EHRs). The Obama administration is adopting regulations to pay American physicians to use EHRs as an incentive to promote their use. In order to claim the benefits, physicians must follow specific user guidelines outlining “meaningful use.” EHR systems in Canadian Provinces are discussed and it is suggested that Canadian provinces should adopt the American approach to EHR implementation.