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Hospital continues switch to electronic records
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Colorado River Medical Center is joining the many hospitals and physicians who are switching to electronic health records, often referred to as meaningful use. Based on a press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department has met and exceeded its goal for 50 percent of doctor offices and 80 percent of eligible hospitals to have electronic health records by the end of 2013. A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 2012 showed that only 17 percent of health professionals were using an advanced electronic health record systems. That’s increased to more than 50 percent in 2013.

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