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Hospitals going paperless to boost efficiency
San Francisco Chronicle

On one floor high in Regional Medical Center in Anniston is a room with nothing but rows of desktop computers. From there, it’s a few clicks for a physician to check a patient’s medical chart and prescribe medication. Outside on a wall in the hallway is a small flat screen that shows where patients are, which rooms are occupied and which need cleaning. In years past, all these things were accomplished with countless paper forms and by phone calls.