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Georgia picked for digitized medical records program

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 13, 2008
Georgia has been selected to take part in a program that will provide thousands of dollars to help physicians digitize medical records, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and Gov. Sonny Perdue announced. In Georgia, 100 physicians will receive funds of up to $58,000 per physician and $290,000 per practice to convert records to electronic ones. Another 100 Georgia physicians will take part as part of a control group. They will receive some funds to maintain paper records and report the progress of their patients' health to be compared with patients of the doctors who go digital. About 1,200 doctors across the country will participate in the Medicare project.