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The move to digital medical records begins in Tampa

TIME, March 17, 2009

Tampa Bay, FL, plans to launch a new effort to make health records completely paper-free, including digitizing every prescription and patient history written in the 10-county area surrounding Tampa and St. Petersburg. Over the next two years, Tampa's leaders plan to train every one of the 8,000 physicians in the area in electronic prescribing, with the goal of having at least 60% of all eligible prescriptions by Tampa Bay doctors written on a computer instead of a prescription pad.