The Detroit Free Press (11/10, Anstett) reported that "since August, a new electronic medical records system" has decreased the time healthcare workers spend on paperwork. The gloEMR v4.0 records system includes a "voice-recognition tool" that "immediately turns a" physician’s "dictated notes into a Microsoft Word document. The system is also hooked up to computer fax software that sends notes to hospital and doctors’ fax numbers entered into the system." At a cost of "$1,000 a month for the hardware, software, training, and maintenance," staff can add "patient histories, lab results, X-rays and patient education resources" to their laptops. Also, a "companion feature follows the patient through a visit, indicating their location and time for each office encounter, from when they entered the lobby to discharge." The Free Press noted that a federal mandate dictates that doctors offices must "develop electronic medical records by 2013."
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