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January 9, 2009

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CINCINNATI — President-elect Barack Obama outlined a massive undertaking as part of his economic stimulus plan, and the daunting task would impact the largest hospitals and doctors in private practice.

Obama said he would like all hospital records to be transferred to digital format within five years, and area practitioners who are already undergoing the transition said the job isn’t easy.

“It is very expensive, very time-consuming to make these systems fit your office (and) it is also time-consuming just to learn the whole process,” said Dr. Jeff Heaton of EDS Pediatrics.

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