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"But what about the environmental impact? That was the question asked by researchers at Kaiser Permanente, a giant health-care group, which covers 8.7 million people in nine states and the District of Columbia.
Kaiser used its own system -- 454 clinics and 36 hospitals, using
electronic health records -- as its laboratory. The answer, published
Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs, is that the potential
environmental benefit is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as much as
1.7 million tons a year. That's the pollution equivalent of taking more
than 300,000 cars off America's roads."