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Ventura County Moves Ahead With Plan To Computerize Medical Records

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:56am

Ventura County is moving ahead with a 41 million dollar project to computerize the county’s medical system records, replacing the tons of paper records generated annually.

The program would replace paper medical charts at more than 100 locations countywide, and improve the efficiency of more than 2,000 medical personnel. County officials say it will improve patient care, giving staff in multiple locations instant access to key information.

Ventura County Supervisors yesterday approved spending up to $5.7 million dollars for implementation of the new records system, with a projected 41 million dollar cost over three fiscal years. Thanks to federal and state program funding, grant funds, and Ventura County Medical Center revenue, the cost of implementing the system will be fully offset.

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