Unhealthy modern lifestyles, aging populations and struggling national health services will combine to create huge demand for electronic medical records, according to a new report by GBI Research. The EMR market is expected to be boosted by the large number of government initiatives taking place globally to transform patient records in electronic form. These efforts offer huge financial incentives for providers who adopt EMR. The global EMR market is expected to reach $7.8 billion in 2017. The United States will account for about a third (32%) of the world market, the report asserts.