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Hospital expands e-records project
Mountain View VOICE

El Camino Hospital’s board of directors has approved $1.4 million to expand a project that assists local independent physicians to implement electronic health record systems in their private practices.

In an effort to demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic health record systems — and thus be eligible for federal financial incentives — the hospital board allocated $4.2 million in 2008 to go toward assistance for 100 independent physicians in the community (all of them El Camino medical staff) to build up online medical record keeping infrastructure, according to hospital spokeswoman Judy Twitchell.

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