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Switch to electronic records takes bite out of hospital budgets
San Jose Business Journal

Local hospitals are pushing to digitize their medical records to meet 2015 federal guidelines. But the effort to modernize those records carries a hefty price tag. “The challenge is taking the workflow of the hospital and changing it in such a way that it can be captured,” said Pam Lane, vice president of health informatics for the California Hospital Association . “That means taking every conversation between a doctor and a patient and putting it in an electronic format.”