Doyle Pushes for Electronic Medical Records

Governor Doyle said today he'll ask lawmakers to approve $30 million in funding to help health care providers convert to electronic medical record systems.

He wants Wisconsin to be the first state where a patient's medical history is electronically available at all hospitals and doctors' offices.

The governor is proposing a $20 million grant program to help nonprofit organizations transition to electronic files. $10 million in tax credits would be available to for-profit hospitals and doctors making the conversion.

Doyle says it will help reduce medical errors.


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