TITLE

CMS' definition of 'meaningful use' of EHR will hinder hospitals' adoption of advanced IT

AUTHOR(S)
BURGESS, MICHAEL C.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
AHA News;3/22/2010, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses how the definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) will obstruct the adoption of advanced information technology (IT) in hospitals. Under the legislation, hospitals that are meaningful users of EHRs will receive Medicare and Medicaid payment incentives. On the other hand, those that do not comply by 2015 will be subject to payment penalties.
ACCESSION #
49037167

 

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