Rutland Launches $20 Million Electronic Medical Records System

Vermont lawmakers are pushing ahead with efforts to create a single payer health care system. Many say part of the equation must include a way to better connect doctors and hospitals across the state. But installing new electronic health records, getting providers to use them, and connecting all the different systems is a complex and costly challenge.   

Fletcher Allen implements electronic health records

Vermont’s largest hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care, in Burlington, has successfully completed the first phase of its electronic health record project.  President Obama has been pushing to computerize all health records within five years.  But so far, numbers remain low.