How Long Do I Have to Start Using Electronic Medical Records

In the last three years there have been many changes in the laws regarding medical records, one of the most important is the requirement that all medical care facilities switch over to using electronic medical records. Having given all practitioners ample warning about the upcoming changes as well as financial incentives to make the switch, the government also set a deadline for making the switch.

Make the Switch to Electronic Medical Records by 2014

Essentially the law states that all medical facilities must make the switch over to using electronic medical records no later than 2014. While this might seem like an expensive process, you will find that having all of your patients’ information readily at hand on a computer can streamline not only their care, but can also provide for far more accurate billing and help to bring more money into your office.

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