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Ventura County To Consider Final Step Towards Computerizing Medical Records System

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 12:20pm


Ventura County Supervisors could give final approval tomorrow to a massive, 41 million dollar project to computerize the county’s medical system records, replacing tons of paperwork 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.

Supervisors are being asked to approve 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. However, thanks to a combination of 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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