Louisiana taking electronic medical records seriously...BD

In the future, the rows and rows of manila folders tabbed by color-coded numbers in medical offices will be part of history.
Technological advancements have changed the way that patients receive health care and in about 15 percent of the physicians offices in the state, it's already changed the way that care is recorded in a patient's medical file.

Because converting to a paperless medical record system is costly — as much as $10,000 a year in the first five years, the state is investigating ways to ease the financial burden on physicians, said Dr. Roxane Townsend, the state deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals.

The Shreveport Times


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