Sutter nearly triples EMR budget
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 24, 2007
Sutter Health has overhauled its plans for an electronic medical record system and boosted the budget from $154 million to $450 million.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based health system has expanded the project's scope to offer better work flows, greater administrative features and better clinical functionality.
The original plans and budget estimate were made in 2004. When the EMR system is up and running (expected by 2015) it will connect more than 5,000 physicians, 25 hospitals and millions of patients in Northern California.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/12/24/bibf1224.htm.