A study published by CapSite, a healthcare technology research and advisory firm, suggests physicians’ purchases of electronic health records are largely driven by the goal of making their practices more efficient and not receiving stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a CapSite news release. The “2010 U.S. Ambulatory EHR and Practice Management Study” surveyed more… Read more →
Things are moving slower .
The latest example of the glacial pace of change concerns the 60 federally funded regional extension centers set up to help physicians and small/rural hospitals adopt EMRs and achieve “meaningful use” so the providers can earn Medicare and Medicaid bonuses starting next year and avoid penalties that start in 2015.
AMS is excited to have recently won their dispute over the domain name registration of americanmedical.com. The international governing body, World Intellectual Property Organization, ruled in favor of AMS and has ordered the immediate transfer of the domain to AMS. While AMS is proud of their current domain americanmedical.com, both URL’s and domains will be used in the future. AMS… Read more →
Next year, docs’ offices, hospitals can get federal money to help with cost. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs. Starting next year, doctors’ offices and hospitals can get federal money to help defray the costs of… Read more →