Bioscience

$10.8 million grant to help computerize health charts

April 13, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – An Arizona non-profit has secured a $10.8 million federal award to help primary-care physicians establish and use computerized health-records systems.

The federal stimulus money awarded to Arizona Health-e Connection aims to establish health-information technology “regional extension centers” that help primary-care physicians adopt the use of electronic health-records systems.

Advocates of such systems say they have the potential to make health-care delivery more efficient, reduce medical errors and save money. 

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