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UC San Francisco moving to electronic medical records
San Francisco Examiner

Switching from paper to electronic medical records is costing UC San Francisco Medical Center $150 million, but university officials say the change will improve efficiency and patient safety in the long run.

UCSF is one of thousands of health care providers throughout the nation making the switch. The conversion could make the hospital eligible for some of the $27 billion in stimulus money promised by the federal government if such systems are in place by July 2012.