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[27 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | 2,737 Views]
Obama Administration Starts $27 Billion Incentive Program for Doctors and Hospitals

New York Times reporting on efforts to accelerate migration of patient health records to electronic systems:

The United States is embarking this year on a grand experiment in the government-driven adoption of technology — ambitious, costly and potentially far-reaching in impact. The goal is to improve health care and to reduce its long-term expense by moving the doctors and hospitals from ink and paper into the computer age — through a shift to digital patient records.
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