Friday, January 26, 2007

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle proposes $30M plan to convert to electronic medical records

The seed money is being creatively allocated. SV

Gov. Jim Doyle said Thursday that he would ask lawmakers to approve a $30 million program to encourage health care providers to install electronic medical records systems.

Doyle proposed a $20 million grant program to help nonprofit organizations transition from less reliable paper documents to technology that he said would reduce medical errors and improve quality. For-profit hospitals and doctors would be eligible for an additional $10 million in tax credits to help cover their costs.

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