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Surrounded by computer screens and medical personnel,  a patient waits inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC.  Kaisar's CDU allows patients to avoid the frequent delays associated with a typical hospital emergency room.   Kaiser members receive immediate care from clinicians,  doctors and specialists on site,  who have access to patients' complete electronic medical records.   The patient is Ronald Jeffries, the nurse on the left is Gwen LaFontant and the EMT on the right is Josh Pectz.