November 12, 2010 – The world of politics often bears little resemblance to the world of reality, yet surprisingly few people seem to mind.

What am I going on about? Well, it seems that recent health care reform legislation has called for the creation of an electronic health claims database, several Internet posts report. The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to create such a database from which it can analyze and track health trends and costs based on medical claims submitted by physicians and hospitals for federal employees and others covered by federal health plan options, says Government Health IT.

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