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Electronic health records have the potential to help doctors with error reduction, reduce clutter, and improve patient care. They stand to lower overall administration costs and to improve operational safety as they offer better data tracking. Despite this, electronic health record adoption has sometimes been a slow process. Doctors cite a number of concerns about their implementation, including: the rapidity of technological obsolescence; the high cost of implementing systems and training staff in their use; lack of cross compatibility between systems; etc.