Dr. Alaa El-Gendy, owner of Lehigh Pulmonary Associates in Lehigh Acres, is working his way to having a paperless practice. El-Gendy
said that he
sometimes receives faxes that are as long as 100 pages.He
said it's much easier to get faxes via his
also saves on ink and supplies.
The breathing specialist has been working on becoming paperless since March.He
is 60 percent paperless now.He
figures by September he
will be totally paperless. He
uses Electronic Medical Doctor, software from a Texas-based company, to store his
records and patients files.
El-Gendy estimates that he
will save $20,000 to $50,000 a year by not using paper.The savings will be used to pay for his
"It will be great when it's done," El-Gendy