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East Hawaii health care providers go electronic – Ventura County Star

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East Hawaii health care providers go electronic
Ventura County Star
HILO, Hawaii (AP) – Many Big Island health care providers have computerized their medical records earlier than many others in Hawaii.

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

The move to electronic medical records is mandated by "Obamacare."  Those facilities that don’t comply will be fined.  According to "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" reporter Colin Stewart, hospitals in East Hawaii have saved "both money and trouble" by converting to electronic records.  The deadline to change over is  01 January 2015.  Dr. Robert Irvine, the chairman of the East Hawaii Regional Board, says that the Hilo Medical Center, Ka’u Hospital, and Hale Ho’ola Hamakua "realized the importance and need for  (electronic medical records) more than five years ago…whent the HealthConnect System was selected, installed and went live on May 1, 2010–half a decade before teh deadline."  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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