Two Calif. Primary Care Physicians Lead the Way in Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Health Records


OAKLAND, Calif., June 2, 2011–Two California primary care physicians are being recognized this week by the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO) for their leadership in the nationwide transition from paper to electronic health records (EHRs). Pediatrician Sheldon Zitman, M.D., Santa Clara, and family practitioner Joseph Bettencourt, M.D., Templeton, are among the first CalHIPSO member practices to become “meaningful users” of certified EHR technology. “Dr. Zitman and Dr. Bettencourt have demonstrated that using electronic health records in a meaningful way can help a small medical practice better serve […]