Health Care Players Agree on EHRs’ Bright Future, Disagree About Timeframe

Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Show Me The Money

“How soon” depends on effectiveness of federal stimulus, experts say.

The “meaningful use” debate continues to make waves as practices grapple with whether or not they qualify for sizable financial incentives.

The federal stimulus bill allots approximately $19 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentives for physicians, hospitals and other healthcare organizations not only to adopt certified EHRs but also to use them in a meaningful way. Early adopters have been promised bonuses, but these bonuses will turn into penalties for players who do not act fast enough, as a recent post on American Medical News reminds us.

Where is your practice in terms of a timeline? Will you get the carrot or the stick?

Around two weeks before the proposed “meaningful use” rules were issued by CMS, Data Health Management conducted an online poll asking participants how soon they thought EHR will be adopted. A total of 83 responded…

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