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State helping to shape US efforts to digitize health records for all

Athenahealth processes paperwork from doctors’ offices from around the country in its “virtual back office.’’ Each month, the Watertown company processes more than 400,000 checks and receives 30,000 pounds of paper for digitizing. Athenahealth processes paperwork from doctors’ offices from around the country in its “virtual back office.’’ Each month, the Watertown company processes more than 400,000 checks and receives 30,000 pounds of paper for digitizing. (Photos By Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Scott Kirsner
Globe Columnist / July 12, 2009

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