If you have been avoiding switching over to using electronic medical records because you think it is going to cost you too much money, you might be surprised to find that the government is offering Medicare/Medicaid(Medi-Cal for California region) EMR incentives to help offset the cost. These incentives have been put in place not only to help offset the cost, but to convince you how important it to make the switch.
Medicare EMR Incentives Shrink the Longer You Wait
Of course you do need to realize these Medicare/Medicaid(Medi-Cal for California region) EMR incentives being offered by the government should be taken advantage of very soon. This is because these incentives are being offered on a sliding scale and will decrease each year until 2014. By which time all medical care providers must have converted to using EMR. If you reach this year and have not converted, rather than receiving incentives to switch, you could end up being fined.