Experts: Digital medical records are in your future

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Posted: April 7, 2014

The Winchester Star

Catherine DesRoches, senior scientist for Mathematica Policy Research, talks about electronic health records at the Winchester Medical Center Medical Staff Physician Conference on Saturday. Valley Health, WMC’s parent company, will go digital on Tuesday, starting with its doctors offices. The rest of Valley Health’s operations will begin using electronic health records on May 30. Eventually, all medical records will be digital, panelists said.
About 25 people affiliated with Valley Health System attended the second Winchester Medical Center Medical Staff Physician Conference on Saturday at the George Washington Hotel. The half-day event was sponsored by the Winchester Medical Center Foundation and Project HOPE, the Millwood-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of people around the world.

WINCHESTER — Electronic health records (EHR) are coming soon to hospitals and physicians’ offices near you, and Valley Health doctors and administrators got a primer on the hows and whys of the…

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