Like many others, we are now exploring how radiologists may benefit from the EHR incentive program. Our interest is sparked by the fact that for all physicians, CMS will pay cash incentives to eligible health care professionals who make “meaningful use” of certified EHRs. But maybe even more eye-opening is the fact that those who are eligible but don’t meet the requirements will find CMS payments reduced starting in 2015.
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You’d think that a society such as ours, one steeped in the Internet and awash in cell phones and iPods, would gravitate toward electronic health records. But, in what has been framed as the first nationally representative study of EHR prevalence in hospitals, researchers in Boston and Washington, DC, found that less than 2% of U.S. hospitals have so far implemented comprehensive EHRs. Less than 8% have even basic EHRs in place.
A consortium of trade organizations has launched an initiative it hopes will establish a certification process for electronic health record (EHR) products. Such a process could go into effect next year.
Following an initial meeting July 13, the trade