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PCH implements electronic record keeping
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:45 AM

By JAROD ROSEBROCK

Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding County Hospital has recently completed its implementation of a new electronic health record system that would allow the facility to keep a patient’s entire record as part of an electronic database.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires that hospitals and physicians switch over from paper records to electronic records in order to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce disparities; engage patients and family; improve care coordination; prevent duplication of services; and provide global access to medical records while maintaining privacy and security of patient health information.