Kansas City, Mo. U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is coming to Kansas City to speak at a conference dedicated to moving patient records from paper to computers.
Sebelius is scheduled to be the featured speaker Tuesday morning at the Cerner Health Conference.
The event is being organized by Cerner Corp., a North Kansas City-based company that develops and sells electronic records systems.
The Obama Administration is pushing hospitals and physicians' offices to convert patient records to electronic versions, claiming the switch will cut medical costs and help avoid medical errors.
Many health care providers have opposed switching to electronic systems, saying it's too expensive.