The Obama administration announced Monday that hospitals are ready to commit to electronic health records.

In a statement posted online, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said that the top five largest private health care systems in the country had pledged to work toward certain goals in adopting EHRs.

The first goal related to consumer access, specifically, making consumers' medical information accessible electronically and on-demand.

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