Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Texas Hospitals To Spend Millions on Electronic Health Records

Government pressure is prodding Houston-area hospitals to spend millions on going electronic with medical records.

The federal government pays almost half of all health care claims through Medicare and Medicaid, and is primarily pushing the value of going paperless.

President George W. Bush set the tone early last year by calling on doctors and hospitals to move medical records from filing cabinets to electronic files for the purpose of cutting costs and saving lives.

Houston Business Journal

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