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There is no 2014 Digital Deadline

officepaperwork600In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from last March on the “Digital Deadline”.

This from the January 21 ADA News,

“If you believe the rumors, every dentist in the country will have to go paperless by this time next year…The truth is, no dentist is required by the federal government to use electronic health records or implement digital radiography systems by 2014”

via Emmott On Technology: Debunking Electronic Health Records Deadline Rumors |

The rumor persists that there is a federal mandate for dental offices to be completely digital in the year 2014 but it simply is not true.

There is no federal mandate; on the other hand there are a lot of good reasons to go paperless, including saving a bunch of money. For help on creating and implementing paperless records look here.


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