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Few hospitals go paperless using free VA software

Electronic record system helps W. Va.

PUSHING FOR AN OPEN-SOURCE SOLUTION 'This legislation [makes] health information technology a realistic option for all providers.' -- Senator Jay Rockefeller PUSHING FOR AN OPEN-SOURCE SOLUTION
"This legislation [makes] health information technology a realistic option for all providers." -- Senator Jay Rockefeller
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / May 4, 2009

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WASHINGTON - In a country where just 1.5 percent of US hospitals have fully computerized records, one of the poorest and least technologically advanced states has created a paperless records system for its state-run hospitals and nursing homes serving the indigent elderly and mentally ill. (Full article: 999 words)

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