Put down the pen and paper, it’s time to upgrade your medical office to the digital world. As you may have heard, the federal government has issued new regulations that are requiring doctors and hospitals to make the switch to digital records by 2015 or pay a hefty financial fee (source: AZCentral.com). There are federal incentives to help practices and hospitals change over to software programs, but this does not mean the transfer will be smooth. The task of converting years of paper records to digital ones is time consuming and daunting. There are also HIPPA compliancy regulations to contend with.