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Costs soar for upgrade to state hospitals' record-keeping

Switching from the current antiquated system may cost $100M

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2013

~~<p>The cost to convert to electronic medical records at the state&rsquo;s 14 public hospitals will likely exceed $100 million over five years, nearly double earlier projections.</p>
<p>Hawaii Health Systems Corp. says it will need to seek additional funds from the Legislature next year for the largest project in decades at its antiquated facilities that provide acute and long-term care as well as critical access services on Oahu and the neighbor islands.</p>
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The cost to convert to electronic medical records at the state’s 14 public hospitals will likely exceed $100 million over five years, nearly double earlier projections.

Hawaii Health Systems Corp. says it will need to seek additional funds from the Legislature next year for the largest project in decades at its antiquated facilities that provide acute and long-term care as well as critical access services on Oahu and the neighbor islands. Login for more...



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