Medical records bill passes Florida House, minus funds
Miami Herald, April 21, 2008
Florida budget restraints have slowed development of an electronic system, leaving regional organizations to fend for themselves. After a push to offer grants totaling $9 million was killed, Rep. Denise Grimsley returned with a bill providing matching grants and no-interest loans to help develop a statewide health information exchange. The bill was approved 109-0 by the House, but it has not been funded.